Airspace and Future Operations Consultation (1)

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you agree that the recent Heathrow consultation was too complex for most residents to be able to understand and respond to and that deciding which flight path envelope to choose was almost impossible given the data provided in the consultation. Also at no point when responding to the consultation was it possible to register overall conclusions or to make simple points due to the constraints of the format. Is this acceptable and do you agree that this does not meet the CAA’s consultation requirement “stakeholders reading the consultation – including those with no technical expertise– can understand the potential impact of the proposed changes on them, and any technical information is as far as possible explained in terms that they can understand”?


Answer for Airspace and Future Operations Consultation (1)
Airspace and Future Operations Consultation (1)

Airspace and Future Operations Consultation (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I question the value of a consultation on flightpaths‎ three years in advance of any actual flightpath options being published. The result was a theoretical and complex exercise which did not constitute meaningful public engagement. City Hall’s response to the consultation raised this concern.