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Heathrow Expansion Gathers Momentum as Consultation Takes Off

Heathrow Airport have today launched a 10-week consultation offering the public an opportunity to shape Heathrow’s future and how the airport will serve local communities and the UK economy.

Heathrow is seeking views on options to deliver and operate an expanded airport, alongside principles of new airspace design

​The Consultation is the latest delivery milestone and comes ahead of a Parliamentary vote in the first half of 2018 on a National Policy Statement for a new north-west runway at Heathrow  

Heathrow’s consultation is a major milestone in delivering an expanded airport -  Europe’s largest privately funded infrastructure project, and the best way to keep the UK connected to global growth.   For the next ten weeks, Heathrow will seek views on how to shape its plans so it can deliver the huge opportunities of expansion while keeping to the promises it has made to local communities and meeting strict environmental tests. 

Responses can be submitted until the 28th of March at any of the 40 consultation events held across communities surrounding the airport and also online, via email or post. Views heard in Heathrow’s consultation will help to shape and refine the airport’s proposals, which will then be subject to a second public consultation next year. Parliament is expected to vote on a National Policy Statement in the first half of this year, which will set out the policy framework for Heathrow’s final planning submission.