Intelligence: 1 July 2015Much more than a Runway

The Airport Commission has identified that without the provision of new infrastructure the London airport system is likely to be under very substantial pressure by 2030, and demand will significantly exceed total available capacity by 2050. Their recommendation for expansion at Heathrow is therefore centered on meeting that infrastructure need in advance of 2030.

Beyond that infrastructure requirement, what is the wider benefit or social and economic impact of the Airport Commission’s recommendation and is the planning system able to capture the resultant local, regional and national benefits?

This report, coinciding with RunwaysUK presents our thinking on how we should be planning for Airport Expansion.


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