Airport Capacity and Airport Policy Consultations

Last week the Government announced details of two Consultations on airport capacity and airspace policy, as well as plans for a new UK aviation strategy.
 
The Secretary of State for Transport laid before Parliament a draft Airports National Policy Statement, and began a period of extensive public consultations on the policy proposals it contains.

The first, the draft Airports National Policy Statement, sets out the requirement for additional airport capacity, as well as the reasons why the Government believes that need is best met by a north-west runway at Heathrow.

You can view further information and respond to this Consultation at this website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/heathrow-expansion-draft-airports-national-policy-statement

The Government also published proposals to modernise the way UK airspace is managed, and you can respond to this second Consultation at this website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reforming-policy-on-the-design-and-use-of-uk-airspace

Please note that both Consultations on airport capacity and airspace policy close on 25 May 2017.

Michael said:

“I am delighted that the Government has launched these important Consultations, and I urge my constituents to submit their views before 25 May.”