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Delivery Timeline

Since the Government’s decision to back Heathrow’s third runway, we have been getting on with delivering expansion. We have taken steps to ensure regional businesses, both small and large, are able to take advantage of the economic benefits expansion will bring.

Scroll through the timeline to see the process so far for Heathrow’s third runway, and how we are already delivering expansion.

  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