18 DECEMBER 2017


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Article from BTNews 18 DECEMBER 2017

Heathrow expansion milestone

The programme to expand Heathrow has taken a significant step towards delivery with the launch by the airport of the first 10-week phase of public planning consultation on the project set for the new year.

It will begin on 17 January and run until 28 March, giving local communities and stakeholders an in-depth opportunity to shape the expansion proposals, which are aimed at supporting an even more sustainable future airport operation. 

The consultation will be in two parts. The first is on infrastructure design options for an expanded Heathrow and the approach to managing and reducing environmental and community impacts, while the second will focus on future design principles for airspace around the airport. 

Heathrow has been working with local stakeholders and airlines to evolve the expansion plans and says the consultation starting next month will be allow the public to view and comment on emerging proposals and options.

These include suggestions for the design of the expanded airport facilities, the reconfiguration of the M25, changes to local roads and rivers and use of nearby land for construction and other uses.

Heathrow executive director Emma Gilthorpe said: “Delivering expansion affordably is a key priority for the airport and we urge everybody to participate.”


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