Find out what the third runway will mean to you

The Department of Transport has launched the Public Consultation on the expansion of Heathrow. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has outlined a number of measures with which Heathrow Airport Ltd will have to comply in order to get development consent, including support for communities affected by expansion including noise insulation for homes and schools and improvements to public facilities.

Throughout February and March there are a number of opportunities to go and meet transport officials and talk to them at venues in Ealing, Putney, Hounslow, Hammersmith, Richmond, Isleworth and farther afield. Now is the chance to find out details of how it will affect you and give your view.

What Heathrow has to do in order to get Government consent

  • Demonstrate that it has worked constructively with airlines on domestic connectivity – the government expects Heathrow to add 6 more domestic routes across the UK by 2030; Belfast International, Liverpool, Newquay, Humberside, Prestwick and Durham Tees Valley, bringing the total to 14
  • Provide a world-class package of support for communities affected by expansion including noise insulation for homes and schools and improvements to public facilities
  • Put in place measures to mitigate the impacts of noise including legally binding noise targets, periods of predictable respite and a ban of 6 and a half hours on scheduled night flights
  • Implement measures to deliver on its commitments of no increase in airport related road traffic and more than half of passengers using public transport to access the airport
  • Honour its commitment of paying home owners 25% above market value rate plus costs for the compulsory purchase of their homes if needed to make way for the new runway

Public consultation meetings

Over the next 16 weeks there will be a series of public meetings at which the public are invited to speak to officials and ask about the draft Airports National Policy Statement.

These are the nearest to Chiswick:

Saturday 18 February at Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London W5 2BY. 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday 24 February at Putney Leisure Centre, Dryburgh Road, London SW15 1BL. 11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Monday 27 February at Hounslow Civic Centre, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN. 11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Monday 6 March at the Assembly Hall, King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9JU. 11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Friday 10 March in Richmond at RACC, Parkshot, London TW9 2RE. 11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Wednesday 15 March at Isleworth Public Hall, South Street, Isleworth TW7 7BG

You can read the full draft national policy on the website.