The terminal focuses on delivering additional passenger capacity identified in the Airports National Policy Statement on the western boundary of the airport, minimising land take and delivering competition at the airport to benefit consumers. A Development Consent Order will be submitted in 2020 and will compete with the proposals submitted by Heathrow Airport Limited. Heathrow West, supported by Cavendish concluded their Informal Consultation in June 2019.
- A large infrastructure project of national significance including a new and reconfigured terminal to the west of Terminal 5 to cater for increased passenger and air transport capacity.
- Engagement with officers, elected members, community groups, businesses and local residents across 10 local authorities.
As UK’s first competitive DCO, stakeholder engagement programme was planned to front load possible cost related issues, thus improving efficiency and allowing the team to reduce costs. The engagement strategy has been planned to introduce the benefits of the proposals and a genuine attempt to provide competition to the Heathrow Airport London proposals.
Informal consultation concluded in June 2019 and Statutory Consultation planned for Q1 2020 but it was stalled by the High Court judgement relating to the third runway.