As part of its CAP 1616 Airspace Change Process, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be holding a public evidence session on the following Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) affecting London Luton Airport’s arrival routes:

Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme - Airspace Deployment 6 (ACP-2018-65)

The details of the Public evidence session are:

Date: 22 September 2021
Time: PM
Location: The public evidence session will be being held virtually, with a link being shared prior to the session.

What is a public evidence session?

Public evidence sessions give an opportunity for stakeholders other than the change sponsor to provide the CAA, as the decision-maker, with their views on the ACP directly. The session takes place in a public forum and is in addition to the opportunities to share their views provided at earlier stages in the process through the CAA’s airspace change portal.

Anyone is welcome to attend.

The purpose of the public evidence session is for the CAA to listen. We will not be responding to any comments made by stakeholders, nor will we defend the proposal. The CAA may however ask questions, but only if we do not understand what a stakeholder or representative is saying and need to seek further clarification.

There will be no opportunity for opposing parties to challenge the submissions made by other groups.
It is important to note that it is not a legal proceeding with formal rules of evidence. It is a facilitated evidence-giving session, at which stakeholders will be expected to speak for themselves without formality or legal representation.

How to speak at the public evidence session

Individual attendees wishing to speak at the public evidence session should book a five-minute slot, and organisations, representing multiple stakeholders, are able to reserve ten-minute slots.

To register to speak at the public evidence session, please complete the form found on the Airspace Change Portal before 11:59 on the 19 September. The CAA will then be in contact to provide further details, including the precise timing of your allocated speaking slot and how to log on to the public evidence session, no later than 48 hours before the public evidence session.

The CAA is not able to accept any supplementary material as part of a stakeholder’s submission to the public evidence session. This includes additional written documents, diagrams or presentations.

Those not attending in person, but who wish to contribute, have the opportunity to submit a written statement using the form on the airspace change portal. Written statements are limited to one per individual and must be limited to fewer than 1,000 words. The CAA cannot give any assurance that it will take into account any written statement received more than four weeks after the Public evidence session date is announced.

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