Heathrow launches third runway consultation

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has launched a tenweek consultation inviting public input on the shape of the future facility, and how it will serve neighbouring communities and the UK economy. Opinions are being sought on layouts of the expanded airport, as well as new airspace design.

Heathrow has worked with local stakeholders and airlines over the last year to refine plans submitted in 2013 to the Airports Commission (the body set up to determine where an additional runway should be built in southern England).

Options have been identified that could deliver an expanded hub airport for £2.5bn less than previously suggested, which the airport claims could allow airline charges to remain close to existing levels. Managers claim the latest changes can be delivered without compromising the commitments made to communities around the airfield – these include a property compensa t i o n scheme, a pledge to introduce a 6.5-hour ban on scheduled night flights and a promise to only release new capacity if air quality limits can be met.

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