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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Becoming drier by this evening with the chance of a late sunny spell.
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Some sunny intervals are possible initially this morning but cloud and patchy rain will gradually sweep in as the day goes on.