Spelthorne has responded to Heathrow's 'Airspace and Future Operations' consultation, which ran from 8 January to 4 March 2019. The consultation looked at options for both the existing two runways and how an expanded Heathrow with three runways could operate in the future.
The Council's response includes the following points:
Cllr John Boughtflower, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Heathrow, said: "Changes to airspace will newly impact a lot of people, and those impacts could happen more quickly than people might think. The Council has looked very carefully at the consultation documentation to tease out the full implications and have put together a response that promotes our residents' best interests".
Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council, said: "We recognise the unique role that Heathrow plays in the local area and will hold them to their commitment to work closely with our communities as their plans take shape".
A further consultation, which will deal with physical aspects of the expansion, is expected to take place in June 2019.
Issued: March 2019