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Heathrow Airport: Sustainable Development

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment was made as part of the Project for the Sustainable Development of Heathrow of the carbon dioxide emissions in relation to option (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 3 from the additional passenger traffic travelling to and from Heathrow under each option; and if she will make a statement. (179963)

The carbon dioxide emissions from additional passengers travelling by air under options one, two, and three in the “Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport” consultation are set out in annex B of the consultation document, available at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/open/heathrowconsultation/consultationdocument/

Carbon dioxide emissions from additional surface access trips to Heathrow would depend on the detail of the surface access strategy accompanying any extra capacity. This would need to be developed by the airport operator as part of a comprehensive transport assessment prior to a planning application.