Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th July 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Rosena Allin-Khan Rosena Allin-Khan Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the planned expansion of Heathrow does not contribute to an increase in air pollution.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Secretary of State for Transport

In regards to air quality, following designation of the Airports National Policy Statement, it is now down to an applicant for development consent to undertake a detailed assessment of the air quality impacts of its scheme, including during construction, and put forward an appropriate package of mitigations that address air quality impacts and demonstrate compliance.

In order to grant development consent, I would need to be satisfied that, with mitigation, the scheme would be compliant with legal obligations.

Separately, my Department will also be working to speed up the research, development and adoption of low and zero carbon aviation technology.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No3 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.