The most significant consultation event yet into how Heathrow Airport's expansion will be delivered has just opened, and the Council is encouraging residents and businesses to have a say on the approach being taken.
Heathrow's Airport Expansion Consultation runs until 13 September 2019. It gives people the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals for the future layout of the airport, including the new runway and infrastructure like terminals and road access.
The consultation documents show plans for the airport's growth in phases - from runway opening in approximately 2026, to the completed development in approximately 2050.
Have your say
To view the airport's documents and have a say, visit the Heathrow consultation or drop in to one of the open events taking place. The nearest are:
Friday 16 August 2-8pm, The Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Egham Hythe, TW18 3HD
Sunday 7 July, 10am-4pm, Stanwell Moor village Hall, Horton Road, Staines, TW19 6AQ
Thursday 11 July, 2-8pm, HG Wells Conference Centre, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ
Local people can attend any of these events to find out more and ask questions of the airport's specialist teams who will be available on the day.
Most events will also feature new technology that help bring the plans to life, including a physical model of the future airport which features augmented reality, sound booths to demonstrate the effect of noise insulation on properties overflown by aircraft, and a CGI fly through video.
All of the consultation documents are also available to view at the Civic Centre reception in Station Road, Addlestone.
As well as the public events, the Council is also supporting a briefing for businesses organised by Business Runnymede on 12 July, and the airport will be briefing councillors at a separate event.
Responses to this consultation will inform Heathrow's application for a Development Consent Order - the equivalent of planning permission required for the project - which is expected to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport next year.
Runnymede Borough Council has responded to every consultation carried out, on behalf of people and businesses in the borough. It continues to lobby the airport, ministers and the Civil Aviation Authority to recognise itswhich could mitigate negative effects on the borough.
Read more about the Council's position on the Heathrow Airport expansion expansion.