TWO final public consultations into the expansion of Southampton Airport will take place this week.

As previously reported, Southampton Airport is planning to expand its runaway in a move which management claims would double its passenger numbers over the next decade and create 500 new jobs.

The plans would extend the northern end of the runway by 170m.

Managing director Neil Garwood will be on hand to answer your questions at this week’s events.

Now a Hampshire MP is urging constituents to have their say.

MP for Eastleigh Mims Davies said: “The future of Southampton Airport’s Master Plan will shape our area for decades to come. I know that while the majority of my constituents recognise the benefits that have been set out, they also have concerns that they would like to be addressed.

“It is therefore really important that any concerns are submitted through the consultation process, so that they can be properly considered, particularly surrounding local air quality which I know is of particular concern for people living nearby to the airport.”

The consultation over Southampton Airport’s Master Plan was launched on the 19th September and is running for 6 weeks, ending on Tuesday 30th October 2018.

The consultations take place on October 16 at Bitterne Park School from 4-9pm and on October 20 at Southampton Airport from 9am-1pm.