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Heathrow Airport Consultation 2018
This consultation is run by Heathrow Airport Limited. The airport does not legally have to run this consultation but the National Policy Statement process (the process which is being used to decide airport capacity in the south east of England) is designed so that the applicant (Heathrow in this case) has to do a lot of the preparatory work up front. In theory, this should enable the proposals to move swiftly through the later stages of the process. Clearly Heathrow hopes that holding this voluntary consultation will be beneficial to it's runway plans.
What is evident is that Heathrow does not have solutions to some major problems (surface access) and does not have answers to serious questions (where will displaced residents live?).
It must be hoped that politicians will come to their senses and put a stop to a third runway before these outrageously destructive and expensive proposals get much further.
The consultation is open until 11.55pm on Wednesday 28 March 2018.
In 2017, the Department for Transport ran two consultations on the draft Airports National Policy Statement. The first consultations looked at the specific requirements Heathrow would need to meet to get development consent for a new north-west runway, the government's preferred option to increase airport capacity in the south-east of England. The second DfT consultation included updated information from the original draft NPS that was published in February 2017. Two other options shortlisted in the final Airports Commission Report, a second runway at Gatwick and an extended northern runway at Heathrow, are compared with the proposed third runway development put forward by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL).