Heathrow announces six week consultation on shortlisted third runway
By Teddington People | Thursday, January 16, 2014, 00:12
Heathrow will announce plans for a six week consultation with local households starting at the beginning of February and asking for views on the shortlisted third runway plan.
Chief Executive of Heathrow Colin Matthews, speaking at the Runways UK conference later today, will discuss the next stage of the Airports Commission process and its intention to develop the shortlisted North-West runway proposal before it is resubmitted to the Airports Commission in May.
The consultation, which will be posted to 120,000 households and businesses most likely to be impacted, will begin on 3rd February. Those outside the area will have the opportunity to share their views online. The airport will also hold drop-in events in nine local areas.
Chief Executive Colin Matthews said: "This consultation is to make sure we correctly understand what local people value and that we can take their views into account as we refine our proposal. The more people that tell us their views, the more successful the process will be. We know that opinion is divided locally about whether a third runway should go ahead or not, but everyone has an interest in making sure that if a third runway does happen it is developed in the best way possible.”
Results of the consultation will be shared with the Airports Commission.