Airports Commission response

Date published: 
29 May 2015

On 29 May 2015, the London Assembly Environment Committee responded to the Airport Commission’s consultation on the air quality assessment for its shortlisted runway options.

Our response makes a number of points, including:

  • Concern at the short notice of the consultation, considering the amount of technical detail being consulted on.
  • The longstanding opposition by the Assembly to the expansion of Heathrow, particularly on air pollution grounds.
  • Noting that while Gatwick expansion would bring rises in emissions and pollutants, expanding Heathrow would bring an even higher environmental cost.

The letter is attached at the bottom of this page.