Terminal 5

Meeting: 
MQT on 2002-07-16
Session date: 
July 16, 2002
Reference: 
2002/0420
Question By: 
Sally Hamwee
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Now that the 5th Terminal at Heathrow has received planning permission, will the Mayor actively campaign against any further expansion in runway or terminal capacity at Heathrow?

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Answer

Answer for Terminal 5

Answer for Terminal 5

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As my `London Plan" makes clear, I support the development of a sustainable and balanced London area airport system, and recognise that further runway capacity in the south east will be required to meet London"s needs. This should include substantial new capacity that will support regeneration of the Thames Gateway as well as servicing London's existing needs. However, given the complexity of the issues I am awaiting the publication of the Government's SERAS study before reaching a view on exactly where this new capacity should be delivered. .