Policy paper

Revised 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 June 2018 proposed Airports National Policy Statement.

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

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

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

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This revised draft Airports National Policy Statement builds on the February 2017 draft Airports National Policy Statement.

The revised 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 change log summarises revisions made to the draft Airports National Policy Statement since February 2017.

The revised 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 24 October 2017
Last updated 25 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Revised draft airports national policy statement change log correction. Alteration to properly reflect the original text change to section 3.39 which should have included the sentence "the airport contribution would be subject to a negotiation, and review by regulators".
  2. First published.