Heathrow’s expansion proposal
Our proposal for expansion involves the placement of a new runway at Heathrow to the north west of the Airport.
As a result of the extensive public consultation we undertook in 2014, we made some significant refinements to the proposal. In July 2015, the Airports Commission recommended to Government that our plans for a new runway to the north west of Heathrow is the best option for providing additional runway capacity in the UK.
As a result of the extensive public consultation we undertook in 2014, we made some significant refinements to the proposal, which has now been recommended by the Airports Commission.
Our proposal now sites the north-west runway further west, which reduces noise impacts and protects more homes and important heritage sites.
In its Final Report, the Airports Commission set out a series of conditions that Heathrow should meet should expansion be approved. After considering the Report, and undertaking further analysis, Heathrow has committed to meeting and, in many cases, exceeding these conditions. Click here to find out more about Heathrow’s response to the Airports Commission.
The number of people affected by significant noise will reduce by at least 12,000 compared to our original submission. The revised scheme also avoids the need to redevelop the M4/M25 junction and sees the provision of new green spaces and flood mitigation for local communities.