Welcome to the website of the Lydd Airport Action Group (LAAG). LAAG represents people who are opposed to the expansion of Lydd Airport.
LAAG’s Appeal Unsuccessful: Danger ahead
Lydd Airport Action Group (LAAG) is disappointed that we have been unable to quash the government’s decision to grant Lydd Airport permission to extend its runway and build a new terminal to support a throughput of 500,000 passengers per annum.
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How the Expansion Will Affect Romney Marsh
Lydd Airport Action Group (LAAG) believes Lydd Airport is not a suitable site for a regional airport. It is situated less than 3 miles from the Dungeness Nuclear Complex, less than 2 miles from the Lydd military range and approximately 8 miles from the Hythe military range. The airport is also surrounded by fragile natural habitats protected under European and UK laws and located under one of the main migratory bird routes in the South of England. The extended runway is only 600m from the Greatstone primary school.
In April 2013 the government approved Lydd Airport’s planning application and soon after LAAG lodged its High Court Appeal to overturn the decision. The government rates the creation of 135 jobs by 2026 - which is less than the number created by a modest super market - over crucial environmental and nuclear safety issues.