Heathrow (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-12-12
Session date: 
December 12, 2007
Reference: 
2007/2844
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As part of your response to the Government's consultation on Heathrow's expansion, will you provide a clear assessment of whether air pollution will exceed the EU legal limits by 2020 if the third runway is built? Can you also provide an assessment of the potential for a successful legal challenge on these grounds?

Answer

Answer for Heathrow (2)

Answer for Heathrow (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My environment team has prioritised their assessment of the Government's consultation on Heathrow expansion. Part of the work will be to go through the assumptions and modelling that the Government has presented as evidence that the EU limit value for annual average nitrogen dioxide will be met. A view on whether or not a legal challenge is advisable will be taken once the assessment has been completed.