Cabinet backs 3rd Runway, with link to full National Policy Statement

Cabinet backs 3rd Runway

5th June 2018

On 5th June the Cabinet backed a 3rd runway at Heathrow.  Parliament will now vote on the Airports National Policy Statement, which contains the plans for a third runway, with 21 days.  If it supports the new runway, it becomes Government policy, though some local authorities are expected to challenge the decision in the courts.

Link to the full NPS:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713354/airports-nps-new-runway-capacity-and-infrastructure-at-airportsin-the-south-east-of-england-web-version.pdf

DfT Summary of the NPS:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713661/proposed-expansion-of-heathrow-summary.pdf

Chris Grayling’s Statement to Parliament:
https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/proposed-heathrow-expansion

On the same day, the Government published its detailed response to the Transport Select Committee’s report on the NPS:  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713654/government-response-to-the-transport-committee-report-on-the-revised-draft-airports-nps-web-version.pdf

HACAN, along with Campaign for Better Transport, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, produced this short report arguing that the 3rd runway doesn’t meet Labour’s four tests:  http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Labours-four-tests-1.pdf

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