In March 2013, the Department for Transport (DfT) published its Aviation Policy Framework (APF). The APF includes a chapter on 'Working Together', outlining the Government's obejctive for local collaboration, which is 'to encourage the aviation industry and local stakeholders to strengthen and streamline the way in which they work together.'
In light of the publication of the APF, the Airport Company commissioned the independent chair of the ACC to undertake a full review of ACC membership and activities. The Chairman has now completed his review, which the Airport Company believes highlights scope to improve the ACC and make it more effective and constructive for all parties. Consequently, the Company intends to implement important changes to the structure and operation of the ACC whcih reflect the contents of the Chairman's review, the APF and the DfT's Guidelines for Airport Consultative Committees issued in April 2014.
These changes are intended to achieve a fairer and more equitable representation of local community interests, increased representation for passengers and other airport users and more involvement of the regional business community.Find out how to get involved