Consultation outcome

Increasing the UK’s long-term aviation capacity

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Consideration of consultation responses (updated 21 July 2015)

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Analysis of the Airports Commission's consultation responses

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Analysis of the Airports Commission's Consultation responses: associated appendices

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Detail of outcome

‘Consideration of consultation responses’ gives an overview of the consultation responses received by the Airports Commission in the various areas of its analysis and explains how it has responded to the points made. The Airports Commission’s recommendations following consultation are set out in its Final report.

The ‘Analysis of the Airports Commission’s consultation responses’ provides detail on responses to the consultation, including:

  • a summary of the themes raised by respondents
  • a coding framework capturing all of the points made in the more than 70,000 responses
  • an explanation of how the consultation was managed and how responses were analysed

‘Analysis of the Airports Commission’s consultation responses: associated appendices’ contains a full list of all of the organisations who responded to the Airports Commission’s main consultation.

The Commission has also published the technical responses it received.

Feedback received

Consultation responses A to B

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Consultation responses C

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Consultation responses D to G

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Consultation responses H

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Consultation responses I to L

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Consultation responses M and member of public 1 to 16

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Consultation responses M and member of public 17 to 43

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Consultation responses N to R

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Consultation responses S

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Consultation responses T to Z

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Update note: responses received to this consultation

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Detail of feedback received

As set out in ‘Consideration of consultation responses’, the Airports Commission has published the substantive, technical responses received to its main consultation and air quality consultation. This comprises responses from both organisations and members of the public. The judgement of what should be included as a substantive or technical response has been informed by the length and technical complexity of the submissions, and in most cases appendices to main submissions have not been published.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks your views on 3 options for a new runway in the south east of England, and on its assessments of these options.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

The Airports Commission is seeking your views on 3 options for a new runway in the south east of England, and on its assessments of these options. In particular, the Commission wishes to:

  • test the evidence base it has assembled
  • understand stakeholders’ views as to the accuracy, relevance and breadth of the assessments it has undertaken
  • seek views on the potential conclusions that might be drawn from them

The Commission also welcomes evidence and ideas about improving the short-listed options (eg through mitigation measures to address specific impacts).

The consultation consists of a large number of documents. This page features the commission’s overarching consultation document, a sustainability assessment and business case for each of the 3 schemes. Detailed technical reports which underpin the commission’s analysis have also been published, along with an index to help you navigate them.

Work submitted to the Commission by the 3 scheme promoters; Gatwick Airport Limited, Heathrow Airport Limited and Heathrow Hub Limited has also been published.

You can also find out about the public engagement that the Commission has undertaken during the consultation.

Update to consultation: 25 November 2014

A new paragraph, paragraph 3.148 on page 82, was inserted in the ‘Consultation document’ on 25 November 2014. The paragraph was accidentally omitted from the initial ‘Consultation document’ during the typesetting process.

Update to consultation: 17 December 2014

A new report “Impacts of expanding airport capacity on competition and connectivity” has been added to the strategic fit technical reports collection.

Update to consultation: 19 December 2014

An addendum covering “national and local noise assessment” has been added to the noise analysis technical reports collection.

Update to consultation: 19 January 2015

Granular data on forecast passenger numbers for a number of smaller regional UK airports have been published alongside our strategic fit analysis documents . In the original documents this information was aggregated under the heading of ‘other UK airports’ in the ‘Forecasts report’.

Update to consultation: 22 January 2015

All underlying data for the charts in the cost and commercial viability technical documents prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has now been published in spreadsheet format. Some of these charts were identified as showing data other than that referred to in the consultation reports. In these instances, the charts have been updated in the spreadsheet to show data based on the correct scenarios. This update does not affect any of the analysis, figures and commentary elsewhere in the reports.

Update to consultation: 23 January 2015

There has been a revision to the underlying indexation assumptions for the core capex and asset replacement costs for the:

  • Heathrow north west
  • Heathrow extended northern

runway schemes. As an example, our advisers have re-run 1 scenario to consider the impact of the change on aeronautical charges and the financing requirement. This results in an increase of the order of 1% to both outputs, which is not considered material to the work of the commission. The commission is advising consultees of this impact, but is not planning to amend the underlying cost and commercial viability reports.

Documents

Consultation document (updated 25 November 2014)

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Gatwick Airport second runway: business case and sustainability assessment

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Heathrow Airport extended northern runway: business case and sustainability assessment

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Heathrow Airport north west runway: business case and sustainability assessment

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Glossary of terms

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Published 11 November 2014
Last updated 1 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Consultation outcome released.
  2. Update note added which provides information about responses received to the consultation.
  3. First published.