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Heathrow sets date for statutory expansion consultation

16 May 2019
Computer-generated aerial image of Heathrow with a third runway. Source: Heathrow Airport Limited

Heathrow Airport will launch its statutory consultation on expansion on 18 June in what it described as “its largest and most innovative engagement exercise yet” with the public.

Heathrow is seeking feedback in four main areas: its expansion master plan from 2026 (when it expects to open the third runway) to 2050, how a three-runway Heathrow would operate (including night flights and additional aircraft movements before the new runway opens), assessments of how expansion would affect nearby residents and the environment, and plans to mitigate these effects.

The statutory consultation period will last until 13 September. Responses will inform the final planning application from Heathrow for its third runway and associated infrastructure. Airport officials expect to submit a final proposal to the Planning Inspectorate for England and Wales in 2020.

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