Research and analysis

Additional airport capacity: local economy impact analysis

Local economic impact analysis of the Airports Commission's shortlisted options for additional airport capacity.

Documents

Literature review

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Local economy impacts assessment

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Details

These reports support the local economic impacts analysis in the consultation on the Airport Commission’s shortlisted options for additional airport capacity.

PwC’s ‘Literature review’ considers the local economic impacts of increases in airport capacity or increased airport use. It looks at the supply chain effects of airports and their role as catalysts of wider economic impacts. Case studies involved include:

  • Heathrow Airport
  • Gatwick Airport
  • Manchester Airport
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Frankfurt Airport
  • the New York airport system

The Airports Commission’s ‘Impacts assessment’ examines proposals across 4 areas:

  • employment and business
  • surface access
  • housing and social infrastructure
  • land

It considers the impact during construction, in 2030 and in 2050. The report uses:

  • historic and forecast data on a variety of indicators
  • plans from local authorities, local enterprise partnerships and the London Plan
  • outputs from other modules

to inform the assessment.

Published 11 November 2014