Skip to main content

Heathrow Airport: Planning Permission

Volume 473: debated on Friday 14 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether she plans to make permission to build a third runway or sixth terminal at Heathrow airport contingent on a limit on further expansion; (191696)

(2) whether she plans to make permission to build a third runway or sixth terminal at Heathrow Airport subject to a cap on the maximum number of flight movements at the airport.

The recent consultation “Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport”, which closed on 27 February, was about the Government’s policy towards expansion at the airport. No decision will be made until we have analysed the many thousands of responses we have received. It would not be appropriate to speculate on the outcome of that process. In addition, the decision would in any event be subject to obtaining the necessary planning and other statutory consents.