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Our reports

View Heathrow's reports and submission documents to the Airports Commission on runway capacity.

Summary documents

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Heathrow’s response to the National Connectivity Task Force

  • Heathrow's commitments to improving regional connectivity with expansion
  • Published 23 March 2015


The Promise of Heathrow

  • What Britain can expect from an additional runway at Heathrow
  • Published 18 September 2014


Taking Britain Further - Summary

  • Heathrow's revised north-west runway plan submitted to the Airports Commission
  • Published 13 May 2014


A New Approach (Summary)

  • Heathrow's options for connecting the UK to growth
  • First published July 2013 and revised December 2013 following the Airports Commission interim report


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Best Placed For Britain

  • Why Heathrow is best for Britain, its passengers and business
  • Published 2013


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Heathrow – A National Asset

  • If Heathrow is given approval for expansion, we are committed to making sure the whole of the UK feels the benefit
  • Published 2014


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Full submission documents

View the full submission document, including the two proposals that were not selected by the Airports Commission.

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Long-term Hub Capacity Options

  • In July 2013 we submitted our options for expansion at Heathrow to the Airports Commission.


Full submission - cover

North Western option map

  • The original runway proposal, submitted to the Airports Commission in July 2013.


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North Western option map (variation)

  • A possible revised north-west runway proposal.


North West runway option (variant)

Taking Britain Further - Vol 1

  • Volume 1 of full technical specification submitted May  2014.


Taking Britain Furthur technical specification volume1 frontcover

Taking Britain Further  - Vol 2

  • Volume 2 of full technical specification submitted May 2014


Taking Britain Further technical specification volume 2 frontcover

Taking Britain Further - Vol 3

  • Volume 3 of full technical specification submitted May  2014.


Taking Britain Further technical specification volume 3 frontcover

Airports Commission consultation response

  • On February 3, we submitted our response to the Commission’s national consultation on their initial assessments


Airports Commission consultation response front cover

Technical assessment

Heathrow has today published independent CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) analysis on the number of people affected by aircraft noise with a third runway. Using the Mayor of London’s preferred 55 dB Lden measure for noise at least 199,550, and potentially as many as 325,950 will be taken out of Heathrow’s noise footprint, according to the CAA forecast. The full analysis is available below.

Discussion papers

As part of the process of examining the scale and timing of any requirement for additional capacity in the UK, the Airports Commission published a series of discussion papers on relevant aviation issues, such as passenger forecasting, noise and climate change. Heathrow submitted these responses.

Airports Commission discussion papers

Contact Community Relations

If you would like to know more about Heathrow’s new runway proposals, or would like to speak with a member of our Community Relations team, please call us on 0800 307 7996 or email communityrelations@heathrow.com.

You can also contact us by post:

Heathrow Community Relations
The Compass Centre
Nelson Road
London Heathrow Airport