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On this page we will list amendments made to this website during the consultation. This log will be updated daily with any amendments.

7 March 2018: Minor text changes to the "Property" page to improve readability for users;

From: We have identified two land acquisition and property compensation zones, a Compulsory Purchase Zone (CPZ) which includes the land and properties we need to acquire to expand the airport and a Wider Property Offer Zone (WPOZ) for eligible homeowners who live close to the boundary of the expanded airport but outside the CPZ.

To: We have identified two land acquisition and property compensation zones, a Compulsory Purchase Zone (CPZ) which includes the land and properties we need to acquire to expand the airport and a Wider Property Offer Zone (WPOZ) for qualifying owners of properties who live close to the boundary of the expanded airport but outside the CPZ.

 

From: Residential Property Policy – provides assurance for owner-occupiers of eligible properties within the Compulsory Purchase and Wider Property Offer Zones. If such owners sign up to our Bond they will receive the unaffected market value of their home and a 25% Home Loss Payment as well as their normal legal fees, moving costs and an equivalent stamp duty amount;

Agricultural Land and Property Policy provides assurance for owner-occupiers of eligible properties within the CPZ. If such owners sign up to our Bond they will receive the unaffected market value of their home and a 25% Home Loss Payment, in addition to the market value of their agricultural land and their normal legal fees, moving costs and an equivalent stamp duty amount;

Commercial Property Policy – ensures potentially affected owner-occupiers of small and large commercial properties understand our approach to land acquisition and the compensation offer that will be made available in respect of commercial properties within the CPZ;

Hardship Scheme Policy – This aims to assist property owners who have a compelling need to sell their property now but have been unable to do so, except at a substantially reduced price, because of our proposals to expand Heathrow.

To: Residential Property Policy provides assurance for qualifying owners of properties within the Compulsory Purchase and Wider Property Offer Zones. If such owners sign up to our Bond they will receive the unaffected open market value of their home (the property’s market value ignoring any impacts from the project and excluding any development value that the property may have) and a 25% Home Loss Payment plus stamp duty costs for the purchase of a replacement property of equivalent value as well as their reasonable legal fees, moving costs and other disturbance costs;

Agricultural Land and Property Policy provides assurance for qualifying owners of properties within the CPZ. If such owners sign up to our Bond they will receive the unaffected open market value of their home and a 25% Home Loss Payment, based on the value of their home in addition to the market value of their agricultural land and their reasonable legal fees, moving costs and other disturbance costs and  stamp duty costs for purchase of a replacement property of equivalent value;

Commercial Property Policy ensures potentially affected owners and occupiers of small and large commercial properties understand our approach to land acquisition and the compensation offer that will be made available in respect of commercial properties within the CPZ;

Hardship Scheme Policy aims to assist property owners who have a compelling need to sell their property now but have been unable to do so, except at a substantially reduced price, because of our proposals to expand Heathrow.’

7 March 2018: "Introduction"page text changed to provide clearer instruction for participants as to the configuration of the consultation, where more information can be found, and how to find event locations.

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There are two parts to this consultation:

  • The first relates to the physical changes on the ground needed to build a new north west runway and operate an expanded airport;
  • The second relates to potential principles we could apply when designing the new airspace required for an expanded airport. At this early stage, we are not consulting on future flight path options.

Heathrow is a critical part of the UK economy, but its expansion is also vital to securing the country’s economic future as an outward looking nation.

This consultation is a central part of delivering that plan. It is your opportunity to share your views on the options for how we expand. Your feedback will inform a second consultation next year where we will present detailed plans and again ask for your views before finalising our proposals.

Heathrow expansion is about more than just a runway. It is about opportunities for our local community, inside and outside the airport’s boundary. It is about securing the country’s economy and connecting the whole of the UK to global growth. And it is about legacy – building the infrastructure today that our children will need for tomorrow.

Today, businesses across the country, from Scotland to the South West depend on the global connections Heathrow creates.

With 194 routes to over 80 countries, we connect the whole of Britain to the world and drive investment back into and across the country. Expanding Heathrow is essential to ensure future generations can compete for global trade. It will create up to 180,000 new jobs and up to £187 billion in economic benefits across the country.

We will double cargo capacity, support British exporters and leave an infrastructure skills legacy. But expanding in the national interest must not come at the expense of our local communities. We want our local communities to share in the benefits of Heathrow’s growth.

Expansion will create up to 40,000 jobs in the local area and create a wealth of new opportunities for local businesses. Thousands of young people will have a chance to launch their careers at Heathrow by doubling the number of apprenticeships.

We want to minimise the negative effects that expansion could have both during and after construction. That’s why we have already made a number of commitments on issues including noise, air quality and property and community compensation. Together, they mean that we can reduce the impact of expansion and ensure everyone is treated fairly.

This consultation is an important step in delivering expansion, unlocking these opportunities and delivering our commitments. But most importantly we want to hear from you so that you can help us shape our emerging plans to make them better. We look forward to discussing the options to expand with you, hearing your views and working with you to deliver Heathrow expansion.

 

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In October 2016, the Government announced that a northwest runway at Heathrow is its preferred scheme for the expansion of airport capacity in the South East.

Since then, we have been working hard to evolve the plans submitted to the Airports Commission. From 17th January – 28th March 2018 we will be looking for views on these emerging proposals and options as part of a 10 week public consultation.

There are two parts to our consultation:

The first relates to the physical changes on the ground needed to build a new north-west runway and operate an expanded airport.  The main Consultation booklet for this consultation can be found here.

The second relates to potential principles we could apply when designing the new airspace required for an expanded airport. At this early stage, we are not consulting on future flight path options. The main Consultation booklet for this consultation can be found here.

This consultation is your opportunity to share your feedback on the physical options for how we expand and the potential principles we could use when designing the new airspace required for an expand airport.

Your feedback will then inform a second consultation on expansion and airspace expected to take place next year where we again ask for your views before finalising our expansion proposals. We look forward to hearing from you.

7 March 2018: Minor amendment to the layout of the Respond to the Consultation page to improve accessibility to the consultation links.

Amendment to the layout of the Respond to the Consultation page to improve accessibility to the consultation links, swapping the ordering of the consultation links and other methods of contact.

12 March 2018: Functionality amendments to the Property and Compensation Schemes pages.

A “Related Documents” sidebar was added to the Property and Compensation Schemes pages to highlight the property related documents.