Our local commitments
We have a strong and enduring commitment to support the communities around our airport. Our plans are designed to ensure fewer people will be affected by noise than were affected in 2013, thanks to quieter planes, quieter airport design, quieter operations, and a 6.5 hour ban on scheduled night flights.
We have also set aside £700 million to insulate local homes and committed to create an additional 5,000 apprenticeships.
For those that will be most impacted by the expansion of the airport we have developed property compensation schemes for owner-occupiers whose properties are needed for the expansion of the airport and for those that will be close to the new runway. Included in the scheme for eligible owner-occupiers is an offer to purchase properties for the unaffected open market value of the property plus a 25% home loss payment.
These schemes were consulted on earlier this year and may be subject to further changes once we have understood the feedback we received. You can read more about the schemes by visiting heathrow.com/localcommunity
Heathrow Community Engagement Board
The Heathrow Community Engagement Board (HCEB) acts as a focal point for engagement between Heathrow airport, local authorities, community groups, passengers and other airport users.
The creation of a community engagement board was one of the measures recommended by the Airports Commission to help ensure that all local communities can contribute effectively to the planning process for the proposed expansion of the airport.
The HCEB (Heathrow Community Engagement Board) is funded by Heathrow but is a separate independent organisation that is chaired by Rachel Cerfontyne.
You can contact Rachel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the HCEB website www.hceb.org.uk