In October 2016 the national government announced that the Heathrow Northwest Runway Scheme was its preferred location for new runway capacity in the south east, and ran a 16 week consultation.
A consultation on the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement is now underway. This is an opportunity to record your views on the proposals.
The revised draft Airports National Policy Statement sets out:
- the need for additional airport capacity in the south-east of England
- why government believes that need is best met by a north-west runway at Heathrow Airport
- the specific requirements that an applicant for a new north-west runway will need to meet to gain development consent.