Transport Select Committee

On 23 March 2018, the Transport Select Committee published its report on the draft Airports National Policy Statement. Spelthorne Borough Council is pleased to note that many of the recommendations highlighted in their report align with the Council's view that whilst expansion at Heathrow should be supported, greater reassurance is needed that issues associated with noise, air quality, the wider environment, traffic and transport links will be adequately addressed. In particular, the report could have made expansion conditional on implementing key rail links, such as Southern Rail Access, that will support sustainable surface access to the airport and benefit our residents and businesses.

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