The Airports Commission, set up last year, to examine whether more airport capacity is needed and, if so, where will come up with a short-list of possible sites in its Interim Report at the end of the year.
It will examine these sites in more detail before producing its final report in Summer 2015, two months after the next General Election.
Details of the Airports Commission.
A number of reports have been produced trying to influence the Airports Commission and the Government. Amongst them are:
- The Transport Select Committee – predictably – comes out in favour of Heathrow expansion. Read the HACAN press release in response.
- The London Assembly comes out against expansion and Heathrow Airport rejects mixed-mode and endorses the principle of respite periods for residents.