Opposing Heathrow Expansion (2)

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor update us on how specifically he is opposing Heathrow's expansion?


Answer for Opposing Heathrow Expansion (2)

Answer for Opposing Heathrow Expansion (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I remain committed to opposing a third runway at Heathrow, and will continue to work with like-minded parties to make the case against expansion of Heathrow airport which is the wrong answer for London and for the UK.

I have responded to the Government consultation on its National Policy Statement (NPS). This was underpinned by the analysis undertaken for Transport for London (TfL), which highlights the serious concerns about surface access, air quality and noise in particular. I will also be responding to the supplementary consultation - announced by the Secretary of State on 7 September - on the NPS this autumn, which is to take account of new aviation demand forecasts and the Government's updated air quality plan.

Following my direction, TfL is also providing its support to those local authorities most concerned about Heathrow expansion and who are seeking to challenge the decision. At the same time, TfL is engaging with the Department for Transport on our fundamental concerns.