Policy paper

Draft Airports National Policy Statement

The specific requirements that the applicant for a new north-west runway at Heathrow Airport will need to meet to gain development consent.

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The updated version of this statement is the October 2017 revised draft Airports National Policy Statement.

Documents

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

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

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Datganiad Drafft Polisi Cenedlaethol Meysydd Awyr: capasiti rhedfa newydd a seilwaith mewn meysydd awyr yn Ne Ddwyrain Lloegr

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The draft 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

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

The government will consider all responses to the consultation. Following the consultation and Parliamentary scrutiny, if the Secretary of State decides to proceed, he will lay a final Airports National Policy Statement before Parliament. If this is successful, he will then designate the final Airports National Policy Statement.

Published 2 February 2017