Airport Capacity and Airspace Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:50 am on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Conservative, Chelmsford 10:50 am, 2nd February 2017

Given that for 70 years we have talked the talk on airport capacity over London, it is welcome that my right hon. Friend is now laying down the plans to walk the walk and get on with building Heathrow’s third runway. Given our antiquated planning rules, is he confident that it will be completed by 2040, when the airports reach their capacity? Can he also give a commitment to local communities around all the London airports that the smarter use of airspace will be used in the interim to reduce noise and other disturbance for local communities?