Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The future of UK airport capacity in the South-East

Morning, Thursday, 18th October 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will focus on the proposed expansion of UK airport capacity in the South-East, and the implications for policy priorities.


The seminar is timed to provide an opportunity to consider the Government’s proposals in the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) to develop a third runway at Heathrow, ahead of the House of Commons vote - expected in the first half of 2018.


Delegates will discuss options for further airport expansion in the region, and the key issues for planning, air quality and community engagement. They will also consider 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.


Further sessions will look at the steps that can be taken to ensure that local transport systems and other aspects of connectivity and infrastructure are well placed to meet the additional passenger demand.


The conference takes place as the Transport Select Committee reports on the NPS, calling for additional policy measures to ensure the protection of passenger interests, and to address the environmental, social and health impacts on affected communities.


We also expect discussion on the Government’s new aviation strategy, with another consultation planned later this year on its main aims - relating to safety, competition and customer service, balancing growth with environmental concerns, and the UK’s international positioning.



Guest of Honour

Emma Gilthorpe

Executive Director Expansion, Heathrow Airport

Guest of Honour

Emma Gilthorpe

Executive Director Expansion, Heathrow Airport

Keynote Speakers

Sarah Bishop

Deputy Director, Aviation Policy, Department for Transport

Tim Norwood

Director, Corporate Affairs, Planning and Sustainability, Gatwick Airport

Chair

Ruth Cadbury MP

Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heathrow Expansion

Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from NATS

Cait Hewitt

Deputy Director, Aviation Environment Federation