Heathrow Airport

Assembly response to the Heathrow expansion consultation

Date published: 
28 February 2019

The London Assembly Environment Committee has restated its opposition to a third runway and more the prospect of more flights at Heathrow in its response to the airport's expansion consultation.

The letter states: "This committee has reported many times on the air pollution, noise pollution and carbon emissions grounds for limiting air traffic. There are also issues such as the questions over surface access which are still unresolved."

The Committee also raises concerns on: 

  • Flight path design
  • Noise
  • Respite for residents
  • Night flights

The letter will feed into the Heathrow Airspace And Future Operations consultation and builds on the report Aircraft Noise released by the Committee in January.