Airports: Thames Estuary

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on proposals for a Thames estuary airport.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the designation of the Airports National Policy Statement has no legal effect unless, and until, this Government carries out a review.

It is a complex judgment that the Government will need time to consider carefully.

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