Our vision is for Heathrow to be a globally competitive world-class hub for the UK. Growth at Heathrow will provide the international connectivity that supports economic growth and maintains the UK’s position as a world economic power.
The benefits will be local and national. A third runway will create thousands of new jobs, increase trade and tourism, and boost spending in the wider economy.
But we understand that people living around Heathrow have concerns about airport expansion. In developing a third runway at Heathrow we must balance the wider benefits of a successful hub airport with the effects on our local communities.
A new runway, built on land beyond the current airport boundary, will have an impact on local homes and businesses. Flight paths for the new runway will expose new people to aircraft noise.
That’s why we’re committed to treating those most affected by our proposals fairly.
We’ve already said that we’ll spend £550m on new noise and property compensation schemes if the Government supports a third runway.
But we want to hear your views on the principles behind our compensation and mitigation schemes. We’re still at an early stage and we want to hear your views before we make those decisions.
Taking part in the consultation
You can take part right now by completing the online consultation questionnaire. The questionnaire provides an opportunity to provide your thoughts on a range of issues related to Heathrow’s compensation schemes and will be the main tool for measuring the views of local residents and businesses.
The consultation survey and this consultation booklet contain information on our proposals that you might find helpful to read before you complete the survey. If you would like to be sent a copy of the consultation booklet and survey, please let us know by emailing us or calling the Heathrow Community Relations team on 0800 307 7996.
You can also learn more and let us know your views by visiting one of the public exhibitions we are hosting at venues across the local area during the consultation period. We’ll have copies of the consultation survey that you can complete at each exhibition.
You have until the 12th October 2014 to take part.
We really do want to hear your views on Heathrow’s future and hope you’ll take the time to tell us what you think.