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Expansion Consultations

As part of the Development Consent Order process, we are required to carry out extensive public consultation to inform our plans.

Over the next few months and years, residents and interested parties will have a number of opportunities to make their views known about various aspects of our proposals and comment on the design of our final plans.

Heathrow Consultation Hub

Heathrow has a collection of websites called the Consultation Hub that provides access to all open and closed consultations, including the materials shared during the consultation. Access to the hub site can be found here.

A few of our key consultations are listed below:


Heathrow Consultation 1 (Jan 2018)

The first consultation will seek views on our emerging proposals in terms of what the expanded airport could look like, how it might operate, and how we might best mitigate against the potential impacts, including proposals for compensation and noise insulation. We will have regard to all feedback received as we continue to develop our proposals.

The 10-week consultation launched on 17th January 2018 and ran until 28th March 2018, giving local communities and stakeholders an opportunity to shape Heathrow’s expansion proposals, that aim to support an even more sustainable future airport operation.

  • To find out more about Consultation 1 watch this video;
  • To find out more please download our information leaflet click here;
  • To view the Consultation 1 website click here.

Airspace Future Operations Consultation (Jan 2019)

This Consultation ran from 8 January 2019 to 4 March 2019. The Airspace and Future Operations consultation asked local communities to help shape the airport’s plans for its future airspace – both for the existing two runways and as part of the proposed expansion. The eight- week Airspace & Future Operations consultation ran from 8th January until 4th March and will seek feedback on several key topics:

– Airspace change for an expanded Heathrow: the local factors we should consider in different geographic areas when designing future flight paths.

– Airspace change to make better use of our existing two runways: the local factors we should consider in different geographic areas when designing new flight paths for some aircraft arrivals on our existing two runways.

– Future operations for an expanded Heathrow: how we will operate our three runways in the future – this includes managing noise; respite through runway and airspace alternation; directional preference and night flights.

  • To view the AFO Consultation website click here.

Heathrow Airport Expansion Consultation (June 2019)

The Airport Expansion Consultation was statutory and part of our proposed Development Consent Order Application. It ran from 18th June until 13th September 2019 and gave the opportunity to provide feedback on Heathrow’s proposals for the future layout of the airport, including the new runway and other airport infrastructure such as terminals and road access and included preliminary environmental information on the proposed application

People were also able to have their say on plans to manage the environmental impacts of expansion, including a proposed Heathrow Ultra Low Emissions Zone, Heathrow Vehicle Access Charge and a proposed 6.5-hour ban on scheduled night flights.

The consultation involved a number of exhibition events, providing a chance for a face-to-face discussion with our teams, plus to review printed copies of the online documentation.

  • The AEC consultation is now closed but that we’d still like to hear from residents via any of our Community Team contact channels available here:
  • To view the AEC website click here.