Alongside the designated Airports National Policy Statement, the government has published a Post adoption statement and a Relationship framework document. This sets out how it will work with Heathrow Airport Limited to deliver the new runway.
The next stage of the process will see the scheme’s developers bring forward detailed proposals for planning consent. This will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
After taking into account the consultation responses and the report and recommendations of the Transport Committee, the government remains of the view that new runway capacity is needed in the south-east and that the Heathrow north-west runway scheme is the best option for delivering it.
Appraisal of sustainability and supporting documents
An appraisal of the potential social, economic and environmental impacts of the policy set out in the proposed Airports National Policy Statement and options recommended for mitigating potential impacts.