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Heathrow Airport expansion

In October 2016 the Government announced its preferred scheme for meeting the need for additional airport capacity in the south-east of England is a new north-west runway at Heathrow Airport. Before any final decision is made about whether a Development Consent Order should be granted, the process includes a wide range of consultations.

Further information about the consultations can be found at the government's Heathrow Airport expansion webpages and Heathrow Airport's expansion webpage.

Runnymede Borough Council's position

On 22 January 2015, Runnymede Borough Council resolved that the Airport Commission would be advised "The Council supports the expansion of runway capacity at Gatwick Airport in preference to the options associated with Heathrow Airport. This Council supports: a) improved connectivity between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport; and b) appropriate mitigation measures in any case to limit the detrimental environmental impact of aviation traffic at both Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport."

The Council's consultation responses

The Council's consultation responses to previous related consultation can be found below.

pdf icon Revised NPS consultation response Nov 2017 [157kb]

pdf icon Airports National Policy Statement May 2017 [329kb]

pdf icon UK Airspace Policy May 2017 [501kb]

pdf icon Night Flight Restrictions February 2017 [220kb]

pdf icon Airspace Change Process June 2016 [287kb]

Heathrow Airport Expansion Members Working Group

Runnymede Borough Council has set up a Members Working Group to consider how Runnymede might be affected and to ensure that the best possible case is presented for mitigation measures in Runnymede.  Further information about the group can be found within the agenda and minutes section of the council's website.

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