Heathrow Airport: Construction

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st January 2021.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to oppose a third runway at Heathrow.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

On 16 December 2020 the Supreme Court overturned the earlier Court of Appeal decision and declared that the Airports National Policy Statement is lawful. We are carefully considering the Court’s judgment.

The Government have always been clear that Heathrow expansion is a private sector project which must meet strict criteria on air quality, noise and climate change, as well as being privately financed, affordable, and delivered in the best interest of consumers.

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