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Heathrow/Elizabeth Line West

The area contains a range of opportunities to support London’s economic development and deliver new housing and environmental improvements. Policy T8 Aviation confirms that the Mayor will oppose any expansion of Heathrow Airport unless it can be shown that: no additional noise or air quality harm would result; the benefits of future regulatory and technology improvements would be fairly shared with affected communities; and that sufficient surface access capacity would be provided by the Government and/or the airport authority.

The Mayor will therefore review and clarify the area’s potential contribution to London’s growth when expansion proposals and their spatial and environmental implications are clearer.

This corridor links beyond London’s boundaries into a Strategic Infrastructure Priority (see Figure 2.15 (11)).