The government has decided not to review its Airport National Policy Statement (ANPS), which favours a third runway at Heathrow Airport, until a new Department for Transport (DfT) strategy outlining how the aviation sector will reach net zero emissions is published.
Gatwick Airport has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with a development consent order (DCO) application to bring its existing second runway into regular use, alongside the creation of new hotel and office space and car parks.
Campaigners against the expansion of Southampton airport have launched the first stage of legal action against the council that gave it the go-ahead.
The government plainly needs to up its game. The three most recent decisions of its secretaries of state to approve development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects against examiners’ recommendations have all been quashed: the Norfolk Vanguard wind farm, Manston Airport and now the A303 trunk road improvement in Wiltshire.
With news that a third runway at Heathrow is being delayed, pretty much all the country's largest infrastructure projects are having problems of one sort or another.
Heathrow Airport Ltd launched a statutory consultation on 18 June on its proposals to build a third runway and associated infrastructure. It is called "statutory" because it is required under the Planning Act 2008, which created the consenting system for nationally significant infrastructure projects, before an application can be made.
Headlines earlier this month such as 'Heathrow third runway gets go-ahead from Chris Grayling' (Guardian) and 'Heathrow expansion gets green light from government as transport secretary Chris Grayling hails "historic moment"' (City AM) may have given you the impression that construction was now able to start on the new runway.
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