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Important Dates and Information

The planning process for major infrastructure sets out a number of phases and steps that we need to go through to obtain development consent for our project.

Below is an outline of the key dates for the project. It is important to note that further development of our proposals, public consultation and assessment of the benefits and impacts of the project will be undertaken before we submit our application for development consent, sometime in 2019. Once the application is submitted, it will be examined by the Planning Inspectorate before the Secretary of State confirms whether the project can proceed.

Important dates and information

  1. 2015
  2. 2016
  3. 2017
  4. 2018
  5. 2019
  6. 2020
  7. 2021
  8. 2022
  9. 2023
  10. 2024
  11. 2025
  12. 2026
  13. 2027
  14. 2028
  1. Airports Commission recommends Heathrow expansion
  2. Government announces support
  3. NPS
    Consultation
  4. NPS
    Consultation 2
  5. NPS
    Designation
  6. DCO
    Consent
  7. Compulsory acquisition
  8. Runway
    Complete
  1. DCO preparation
  2. Scheme Design
  3. Consultation
  4. DCO Examination & Decision
  5. Early Works
  6. Main Works