Public consultation on Heathrow expansion comes to Slough

Published: 08 March 2017

The government began consulting in February on its decision to support a new northwest runway at Heathrow.

The Department for Transport’s consultation will come to The Curve on Monday 13 March from 11am to 8pm.

In January 2017 Slough and Spelthorne Councils announced the formation of a ‘Working with Heathrow’ group to maximise the huge employment and investment benefits from Heathrow expansion, while minimising or mitigating the negative impacts.

Councillor Sohail Munawar, leader of Slough Borough Council, said: “It is important residents take part in this consultation and have their voices heard on the government’s proposals for Heathrow.”

“Heathrow has given the Slough economy a boost for decades and there is no doubt expansion of the airport will bring more jobs and economic growth. It also presents challenges, not least in the major disruption such a major infrastructure will cause.

“We are therefore encouraging our residents to take this opportunity to respond to the consultation on a project which will have a big impact on all our futures.”

The Department for Transport is organising a free bus service for residents in Colnbrook, Foxborough and Langley wishing to attend the Slough consultation event. The full timetable can be found on the Transport for Slough Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/transportforslough/.

For those not able to attend the consultation event at The Curve you can respond online https://runwayconsultation.dialoguebydesign.com/ or download a PDF version https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/heathrow-expansion-draft-airports-national-policy-statement and print, complete and return to the DfT.