Policy paper

Airports National Policy Statement

Policy framework for expansion at Heathrow Airport and primary basis for decision making on any development consent application for a new north-west runway.

Documents

Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the south-east of England (web version)

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Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the south-east of England (print version)

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Datganiad Polisi Cenedlaethol Meysydd Awyr: capasiti rhedfeydd a seilwaith newydd ym meysydd awyr De Ddwyrain Lloegr

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Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the south-east of England change log

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The Airports National Policy Statement sets out:

  • the need for additional airport capacity in the south-east of England
  • why government believes that need is best met by a north-west runway at Heathrow Airport
  • the specific requirements that the applicant for a new north-west runway will need to meet to gain development consent

This Airports National Policy Statement was designated by the Secretary of State for Transport 26 June 2018. A revised draft Airports National Policy Statement was published for a second consultation in October 2017.

The revised draft Airports National Policy Statement was subject to public consultation and Parliamentary scrutiny.

The change log summarises revisions made to the Airports National Policy Statement since it was published for consultation in October 2017.

Published 5 June 2018