The first milestone for delivering a new north-west runway at the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow, has been reached with the UK government now consulting on its draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS). The airport has also taken a significant step forward in launching Heathrow 2.0 with input from environmental groups, academics, community leaders, as well as Heathrow staff, passengers, commercial partners and suppliers. Heathrow 2.0 sets out the airport’s new sustainability leadership strategy, which aspires to make Heathrow airport a centre of excellence for the aviation industry.
Until Thursday 25 May 2017, the Government will consult across the country on the draft NPS. The Government will take into account those consultation responses and provide the House of Commons an opportunity to vote on a final version of the NPS this coming winter.
In order to help ensure the north-west runway happens without delay please take 2 minutes to respond through www.Heathrow.com/NPSConsultationResponse or to read the Government’s draft Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports and the South East of England, find out more about the consultation and who to contact with queries about it, or submit a more detailed response, visit their website http://www.gov.uk/dft/heathrow-airport-expansion.