Heathrow is consulting on its expansion project and new runway in a number of stages. Our first consultation, which ran from 17 January 2018 – 28 March 2018, sought views on our emerging proposals in terms of what the expanded airport could look like, how it might operate, and how we might best mitigate the potential impacts, including proposals for compensation and noise insulation. The feedback from this has been fed into our latest consultation in (Airport Expansion Consultation) where views are being sought on our proposed scheme for expansion and how Heathrow will manage and mitigate the effects of this growth on local communities.
Airport Expansion Consultation (Jun-Sep 2019)
We consulted on our preferred proposals for developing and operating an expanded Heathrow, including the effects of expansion and how we intend to manage them. The consultation sought feedback on our:
- Preferred Masterplan for expansion;
- Plans to operate the future airport;
- Preliminary assessment of the effects of the airport’s growth;
- Plans to manage the effects of expansion.
Your feedback is helping us to further refine our proposals before we submit our application for a Development Consent Order, planned for 2020.
Airspace Future Operations Consultation (Jan-Mar 2019)
The Airspace and Future Operations consultation asked local communities to help shape the airport’s plans for its future airspace – both for the existing two runways and as part of the proposed expansion. The eight- week Airspace & Future Operations consultation ran from 8th January until 4th March and sought feedback on several key topics:
– Airspace change for an expanded Heathrow: the local factors we should consider in different geographic areas when designing future flight paths.
– Airspace change to make better use of our existing two runways: the local factors we should consider in different geographic areas when designing new flight paths for some aircraft arrivals on our existing two runways.
– Future operations for an expanded Heathrow: how we will operate our three runways in the future – this includes managing noise; respite through runway and airspace alternation; directional preference and night flights.