A decision is expected to be made today on the expansion of Luton Airport.
Luton Borough Council, which is a shareholder in the airport, is expected to approve increasing passenger capacity from 12 million to 18 million a year.
The council has received 455 objections.
Some councillors have complained about the timing of the meeting just before Christmas when some are away.
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Additional police will be on duty this weekend on what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Early cloud and rain will clear to the south and the sun will come out throughout the region. However, it will feel colder than yesterday.
Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.