Once the Airports Commission shortlisted our proposal in December 2013 for a third runway we held a major public consultation with local residents, businesses and stakeholders on our proposal. We have also completed a consultation with local communities to help shape our proposed compensation package.
To help with the process moving forward, we’ve also launched a new Local Community Information site following the Airports Commission recommendation for Heathrow expansion on 1 July 2015.
Our initial consultations
Over 13,000 people took the chance to have their say on our plans in our earlier consultation, while over 1000 local residents attended 13 public exhibitions.
The consultation was crucial in helping us gain a better understanding of the issue which are most important to residents. We listened carefully and used this feedback to shape the updated and detailed plan which we submitted to the Airports Commission in May.
Property and noise compensation consultation
Between 21 July 2014 and 12 October 2014, we held another consultation specifically around property and noise compensation.
As a result of the feedback form this consultation Heathrow:
- Increased our property compensation zone to include those not requiring compulsory purchase that are in a zone within a designated proximity of the airport (Find out more here…);
- Increased and improved our noise insulation offer (Find out more here…).
Heathrow to launch another consultation in 2017
Later this summer and in addition to the Government’s NPS consultation, Heathrow will launch its own Phase 1 consultation to gather feedback from stakeholders on options for the Northwest Runway Scheme. The feedback will inform the the next phase of design for the scheme which will then be further refined following a Phase 2 consultation in the summer of 2018.
A final proposal is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate as part of an application for a Development Consent Order in the summer of 2019. Heathrow is committed to delivering an expansion plan that minimises the airport’s impact on local communities, is affordable for our airline partners and delivers benefits to all of Britain.