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Heathrow Airport Limited

NOTICE PUBLICISING TWO PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS BY HEATHROW AIRPORT LIMITED IN RELATION TO ITS PROPOSED EXPANSION PROGRAMME (THIRD RUNWAY)

1. Notice is given that Heathrow Airport Limited (Heathrow) of The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW6 2GW is commencing two non-statutory public consultations (the Consultations) to inform the development of its expansion programme and related airspace changes.

2. In October 2016, the UK government announced a new north-west runway at Heathrow as its preferred option for expanding airport capacity in the South East. Since this announcement Heathrow has been developing its proposals and options for the expansion of the airport. Expansion is intended to enable the airport to handle at least 740,000 air transport movements each year compared with a limit of 480,000 today.

3. Heathrow's expansion programme consists of the construction of a new runway to the north-west of the existing airport; supporting airfield, terminal and transport infrastructure; works to the M25, local roads and rivers; and temporary construction works, mitigation works and other associated development (the Expansion Programme).

4. The Consultations are made up of the following two separate elements:

(a) a consultation relating to the Expansion Programme, which is intended to inform the development and selection by Heathrow of design options, including options in respect of the new runway, terminals, aprons and taxiways; changes to the M25 and local roads; and river diversions. This consultation also provides information in respect of Heathrow's preliminary thoughts on the approach towards surface access, noise, air quality, carbon and climate change, the natural and historic environment, property compensation matters; and to managing and reducing environmental and community impacts from construction and operation of the Expansion Programme; and

(b) a consultation relating to the airspace changes required for the Expansion Programme, intended to inform the development by Heathrow of design principles for those airspace changes.

5. The Consultations are separate from the Government’s recent consultation on its draft Airports National Policy Statement. The Consultations are running over a 10 week period, from 17 January to 28 March 2018. The deadline for the submission of comments in response to the Consultations is 23.55 hrs on 28 March 2018.

6. Copies of all of the documents relating to the Consultations are available to download free of charge from www.heathrowconsultation.com from 7am on 17 January 2018.

7. Copies of those documents will also be available to view free of charge at the places and within the times set out on our website, at www.heathrowconsultation.com

8. Requests for hard copies of the documents relating to the Consultations should be made through Heathrow's website, at www.heathrowconsultation.com and will be considered by Heathrow on a case by case basis. However, a reasonable printing/copying charge may be payable to Heathrow by each recipient, up to a maximum of 25 pence per A4 page or £300 for a complete set of the documents. Alternatively, a complete set of the documents is available on a CD, for which a charge of £5 may be made.

9. Heathrow welcomes your views on the Consultations and your feedback will inform two further consultations expected in 2019, where we will present detailed plans and again ask for your views.

10. Responses to the Consultations are requested by 23.55 hours on 28 March 2018 and can be submitted to Heathrow in any of the following ways:

(a) by email to expansion.feedback@heathrowconsultation.com or airspace.feedback@heathrowconsultation.com

(b) by post to Freepost LHR EXPANSION CONSULTATION or Freepost LHR AIRSPACE CONSULTATION

(c) online at www.heathrowconsultation.com

11. Heathrow will consider and take into account all responses received in response to the Consultations in deciding how to take forward the Expansion Programme and the related airspace changes required. Expansion of Heathrow is classified as a nationally significant infrastructure project for the purposes of the Planning Act 2008 and will therefore require Heathrow to make an application to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Development Consent Order. Changes to airspace will be considered by the Civil Aviation Authority.

12. Personal details contained in responses will be used solely by Heathrow in connection with the Consultations and the ongoing development of its proposals for the Expansion Programme and the related airspace changes; they will not be disclosed to any third parties except where required to comply with legal obligations.

Emma Gilthorpe, Executive Director, Heathrow Expansion

17 January 2018