Heathrow Expansion

The Airports Commission reported in December 2013 that it had shortlisted 3 options to provide additional capacity at airports in the South East of England.

The 3 options were:

  • Adding a second runway at Gatwick;
  • Doubling the length of the northern runway at Heathrow; and
  • Creating new surface access from Iver to the airport (the Heathrow Hub Option) and creating a new runway and terminal to the NW of Heathrow (and south of the M4) promoted by Heathrow Airport Ltd.

On 25 October 2016 the government announced its support for a new northwest runway at Heathrow.

The potential expansion of Heathrow would have an impact on local communities, and the government has been clear that a world-class package of measures should be put in place to support them.

Memorandum of Understanding

On the 19th of February 2018, South Bucks District Council and Heathrow Airport Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to agree issues relating to the impact on South Bucks District from the Heathrow expansion.

Icon for pdf Memorandum of Understanding between South Bucks District Council and Heathrow Airport Limited [82.21KB]