Latest news and updates

15 January 2021

Following the GE Aviation planning inquiry held in November 2020, the Planning Inspector has dismissed the appeal. Read the Appeal decision notice.

12 October

Notification letters have been sent to residents who commented on the planning application, to explain how they can get involved with the Inquiry.

If you would like to attend the Inquiry, you must make your interest known to the Planning Inspectorate Case Officer, Kerr Brown, and register as soon as possible prior to the start of Inquiry, either by email or telephone 0303 444 5243. When contacting the Case Officer, please confirm whether you want to take an active part in the proceedings or anticipate attending just as an observer. 

You can participate in a number of ways:

  • by video - participants will need to have access to Microsoft Teams (via an app or web browser);
  • by phone - calls would be to an 020 number which will incur charges; or
  • observe only - you will need to make this clear in your response to the Case Officer.

If you wish to take an active part in the proceedings, please make it clear in your response whether you wish to only appear at the Inquiry to make a statement, or whether you would also like to ask questions on particular topics. If you feel you are unable to take part for any reason, and/or the points you want to make are not covered in the evidence of others, consider whether someone else could raise them on your behalf.

Once registered, you will receive individual joining instructions, providing details of any requirements, guidance and support.

Please note that the event will be recorded by the Planning Inspectorate for training and quality assurance purposes.

Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/W1715/W/20/3255559

Planning Inspectorate Case Officer: Kerr Brown

If you have any questions relating to the Inquiry or if you require any of the documents in a different format please email