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London City Airport Development Programme (CADP)

Project Overview

Vectos advises London City Airport on surface access matters, most recently in respect of a planning application for the City Airport Development Programme (CADP).

The CADP comprise new passenger facilities and infrastructure that are required to enable the Airport to respond to forecast growth in passenger numbers and accommodate the new generation aircraft fleet.

London Borough of Newham’s planning committee resolved to grant planning permission on 3 February 2015.

The surface access issues comprise capacity on the DLR network, the impact on vehicle modes including black taxis, private hire minicabs and private car and design of a replacement forecourt and car parking. 

Our Approach

Vectos has a detailed understanding of the Airport’s transport characteristics and surface access arrangements, having provided strategic transport advice for several years.

Our role has included:

  • Engagement with key transport stakeholders, including the highway authority, TfL and DLR;
  • Provision of a transport chapter for the Environmental Statement, assessing the effects of CADP during the construction and operational phases;
  • An assessment of the capacity of the DLR and highway network; and
  • Negotiation of planning conditions and  obligations including a contribution towards the upgrade of the DLR network, a detailed Travel Plan and a Delivery and Service Plan.