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The Government is now consulting on London Heathrow Airport Third Runway: Consultation Document just released
Summary of consultation questions
The need for additional airport capacity Question 1: The Government believes there is the need for additional airport capacity in the South East of England by 2030. Please tell us your views.
The Government’s preferred scheme: Heathrow Northwest Runway Question 2: Please give us your views on how best to address the issue of airport capacity in the South East of England by 2030. This could be through the Heathrow Northwest Runway scheme (the Government’s preferred scheme), the Gatwick Second Runway scheme, the Heathrow Extended Northern Runway scheme, or any other scheme.
Question 3: The Secretary of State will use a range of assessment principles when considering any application for a Northwest Runway at Heathrow Airport. Please tell us your views.
Impacts and requirements
Question 4: The Government has set out its approach to surface access for a Heathrow Northwest Runway scheme. Please tell us your views.
Question 5: The draft Airports National Policy Statement sets out a package of supporting measures to mitigate negative impacts of a Heathrow Northwest Runway scheme. Please tell us your views. Are there any other supporting measures that should be set out? In particular, please tell us your views on:
5.1. Air quality supporting measures
5.2. Noise supporting measures
5.3. Carbon emissions supporting measures
5.4. Compensation for local communities
Question 6: The Government has set out a number of planning requirements that a Heathrow Northwest Runway scheme must meet in order to operate. Please tell us your views. Are there any other requirements the Government should set out?
Draft Airports NPS Appraisal of Sustainability
Question 7: The Appraisal of Sustainability sets out the Government’s assessment of the Heathrow Northwest Runway scheme, and considers alternatives. Please tell us your views.
Question 8: Do you have any additional comments on the draft Airports National Policy Statement or other supporting documents?
Question 9: The Government has a public sector equality duty to ensure protected groups have the opportunity to respond to consultations. Please tell us your views on how this consultation has achieved this.
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