The Government is carrying out consultations on:
You can sign up for email updates to be kept informed about any developments to these proposals.
On 25 October 2016 the Government announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow. The scheme is now being taken forward in a draft ‘National Policy Statement’ – which is out for public consultation for 16 weeks (deadline 25 May 2017).
Richmond Council, along with Hillingdon, Wandsworth, Windsor and Maidenhead Councils are concerned that the Government’s consultation on expanding Heathrow Airport is misleading and does not provide a balanced view of the scheme’s costs and benefits.
Read the Council's statement on the consultation.
The Government sent a consultation leaflet to around 1.5 million homes around the airport. It lists a series of economic benefits and mitigation measures, but does not include information on increasing aircraft noise levels, pollution impacts, health impacts, taxpayer costs, traffic increases or the loss of noise respite periods.
Therefore, to help residents understand the impact that Heathrow will really have on their local community, Richmond Council, along with the partner councils, have created our own flyer – that is being sent to households across Richmond upon Thames.
The flyer focuses on:
For further information, view the Heathrow Expansion flyer(pdf, 1770KB)
Make sure you have your say on the proposals and attend a drop in session over the next few weeks. Use our helpful ‘prompt card(pdf, 511KB)’ to understand what questions to ask.
Alternatively, you can register your thoughts by using the freepost card that has come with your Council flyer, or pick one up from your local library or Civic Centre. These cards should be returned to the Department for Transport (DfT).
|Wednesday 15 February||11am to 8pm||Kingston||Kingston University||Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE|
|Friday 17 February||11am to 8pm||Wimbledon||Everyday Church||30 Queen's Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 8LR|
|Saturday 18 February||10am to 5pm||Ealing||Ealing Town Hall||New Broadway, Ealing, London W5 2BY|
|Thursday 23 February||11am to 8pm||Twickenham||York House||Richmond Road Twickenham TW1 3AA|
|Friday 24 February||11am to 8pm||Putney||Putney Leisure Centre||Dryburgh Road, London SW15 1BL|
|Monday 27 February||11am to 8pm||Feltham & Heston||Hounslow Civic Centre||Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN|
|Monday 6 March||11am to 8pm||Hammersmith||Assembly Hall||King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9JU|
|Friday 10 March||11am to 8pm||Richmond||Richmond Adult and Community Centre||Parkshot, London TW9 2RE|
|Wednesday 15 March||11am to 8pm||Isleworth||Isleworth Public Hall||South St, Isleworth TW7 7BG|
Residents were encouraged to have their say in a Government consultation on night flights from Heathrow Airport before the deadline on 28 February.
The current regime for night flight restrictions is due to expire in October 2017. Therefore, earlier this year the Government launched the consultation on proposals that they claim will ‘help encourage the use of quieter aircraft’ at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. However, plans did not propose any changes that actually will result in a change to the number of flights allowed between 11.30pm and 6am from the West London airport.
It was proposed that the new regime would be in place for five years and linked any future reduction in night flights to the delivery of a third runway at Heathrow.
Measures out for consultation included:
View the Council's statement on the consultation.
Updated: 20 March 2017