As Heathrow expansion moves one step forward with the launch of a public consultation, information events are due to be held across west London.

People will be able to speak to Department for Transport officials or ask them any information on the third runway plans outlined in the government's draft national policy statement, which favours the north-west runway option .from February 13.

From February 13, drop-in sessions will run for a period of one month on selected dates in boroughs including Hounslow, Hillingdon, Ealing, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham.

The all day weekday events will run from 11am to 8pm and on Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Third runway plans at Heathrow reached a milestone yesterday as the government launched a four month public consultation today.

The proposals are outlined in a draft airports national policy statement (NPS) which sets out the need for additional airport capacity and reasons why the government believes a north-west runway at Heathrow is the best option.

Heathrow expansion CGI

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has highlighted the importance of a new runway to the post-Brexit economy, but the proposal continues to attract wide-spread criticism.


Monday, February 13 Southall St George’s Community Centre, 8-12 Lancaster Road, Southall UB1 1NW
Saturday, February 18 Ealing Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London W5 2BY
Heathrow expansion CGI


Tuesday, February 14 Uxbridge Uxbridge Community Centre, 32b, The Greenway, Uxbridge UB8 2PJ
Saturday, March 4 West Drayton Yiewsley and West Drayton Community Centre, Harmondsworth Road, West Drayton UB7 9JL


Monday, February 27 Hounslow Hounslow Civic Centre, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN
Wednesday, March 15 Isleworth Isleworth Public Hall, South Street, Isleworth TW7 7BG
Heathrow expansion- have your say


Wednesday, March 1 Kensington Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 7NX


Monday, March 6 Hammersmith Assembly Hall, King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9JU
Anti-third runway campaigners


Wednesday, February 15 Kingston Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE
Thursday, February 23 Twickenham York House, Richmond Road Twickenham TW1 3AA
Friday, March 10 Richmond RACC, Parkshot, London TW9 2RE
Proposed plans mapped out for the third runway.Pic: Heathrow Airport


Thursday, February 16 Bracknell Carnation Hall, 29 Chavey Down Road, Winkfield Row, Bracknell RG42 7PU
Friday, February 17 Wimbledon Everyday Church, 30 Queens Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8LR
Monday, February 20 Staines-upon-Thames The Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines TW18 3HD
Friday, February 24 Putney Putney Leisure Centre, Dryburgh Road, London SW15 1BL
Tuesday, February 28 Stanwell Moor Stanwell Moor Village Hall, Stanwell Moor, Staines TW19 6AQ
Friday, March 3 Windsor Windsor Youth and Community Centre, 65 Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HD
Tuesday, March 7 Maidenhead Sportsable, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN
Saturday, March 11 Gerrards Cross Colston Hall, 8 East Common, Gerrards Cross SL9 7AD
Monday, March 13 Slough The Curve, William Street, Slough SL1 1XY

Heathrow executive director for expansion, Emma Gilthorpe, said: “The launch of the government’s national policy statement consultation is an important milestone in the delivery of Heathrow’s expansion plans."

MP for Ealing Southall, Virendra Sharma, added: “The need for additional airport capacity has become even more critical following the decision to leave the European Union."

Campaign group HACAN (Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise) has urged ministers to "be bold enough" to reject the additional runway if the consultation reveals 'real problems' with the proposal.

HACAN chairman, John Stewart, said: “There is no way that a quarter of a million extra planes a year cannot but have a severe impact on many people’s lives."

The consultation closes on May 27 2017.

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