Morning, Thursday, 18th October 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar examines the future of expansion of UK airport capacity in the South-East - bringing out latest thinking on the practicalities and impact of Heathrow expansion, and looking more widely at next steps for the Aviation Strategy.
Heathrow expansion is expected to be central to the morning’s discussion, in light of Parliament voting in favour of a third runway following the Government’s announcement of this as its preferred scheme in the Airports National Policy Statement.
Delegates will discuss issues around public transport connectivity, road congestion, air quality and the wider environmental impact, the relationship with local communities, and how well-placed is infrastructure to meet the increase in demand.
The agenda also looks at the Government’s proposed aviation strategy, with further consultations planned later this year focusing on the strategy’s main aims - relating to safety, competition and customer service, balancing growth with environmental concerns, and the UK’s international positioning.
Stakeholders and policymakers will discuss how the UK can develop its aviation industry in line with both the targets set out in the Clean Growth Strategy and the economic demands for increased airport capacity - looking at key issues for planning, air quality and community engagement, and options for further airport expansion in the region.
Further sessions will consider possible alternatives for expanding airport capacity across the South-East, following legal challenges to the third runway, including expansion at Gatwick and decreasing spare capacity.