Title: London Southend CAS (CTA 10 & 11)
Sponsor: London Southend Airport (LSA)
Description: This airspace change proposal is linked to a previous proposal to implement controlled airspace at Southend airport that was approved in 2015.
Our original regulatory decision approved a “limited airspace change” on the basis that the number of commercial movements supported by the airport at that time did not justify the implementation of Control Areas (CTAs) 10 and 11, two portions of controlled airspace included in Southend’s original airspace change proposal.
We also stated in our regulatory decision that if Southend pursued another ACP and submitted a new proposal to us within two years of the date of implementation (2 April 2015) justifying the requirement for CTAs 10 and 11 as originally proposed, we would agree that as part of that process no additional consultation requirements would be placed on them for that new ACP.
On the 31 March 2017, Southend submitted an application for CTA’s 10 and 11 to be implemented as originally consulted on and proposed. This application has been partially approved, with implementation conditional on the return of sufficient traffic levels within three years of the date of the decision, given the reduction in air traffic as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated: 14 June 2022
|CAA Regulatory Decision on original airspace change proposal||23 Jan 2015|
|Follow-up ACP Submission||31 Mar 2017|
|CAA email to Change Sponsor||14 Sep 2018|
|CAA letter to DfT – transition arrangements||2 May 2019|
|DfT letter to CAA – transition arrangements||10 Jun 2019|
|CAA letter to Sponsor - additional requirements||01 Jul 20|
|CAA email to Sponsor - formal deadline||19 Jul 2019|
|Addendum to Sponsor’s formal application||11 Feb 2020|
|Sponsor’s engagement document||31 Jan 2020|
|Sponsor’s report of engagement activity||31 Jan 2020|
|Reacted version of original airspace change proposal||31 Jan 2020|
|Draft AIP amendment||11 Feb 2020|
|CAA Engagement Regulatory Assessment||3 Nov 2020|
|CAA Environmental Assessment||3 Nov 2020|
|CAA Operational Assessment||3 Nov 2020|
|CAA Options Appraisal Assessment||3 Nov 2020|
|CAP 1982 CAA Decision||3 Nov 2020|
Change Implementation date
In accordance with CAP1982 Paragraph 48 in relation to the approval of the extension to Southend CTA 10 (referred to as CTA10X) the CAA is satisfied the conditions for implementation have now been met.
The extended Southend CTA10 will be implemented on 8th September 2022 and the number of movements at London Southend Airport will continue to be monitored to ensure the original argument for extending the CTA remains valid.
A chart showing the extension can be found in CAP1982 Appendix A. The formal chart in the AIP will be available for viewing wef 14th July 2022 – 8 weeks prior to implementation on the NATS AIS website.
|14 Jun 2022|