Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Developing a UK Aviation Strategy - Heathrow implementation and the future of airport capacity across the UK

September 2017

This conference examined the development of a new Aviation Strategy for the UK and a National Policy Statement (NPS) on airport expansion.

With the Government consulting on the future of UK aviation and following the consultation and review of the draft NPS as well as on the design and use of UK airspace, delegates assessed the planning framework for future expansion and the policy priorities for sustainability and noise reduction in the aviation sector.

With the release of the Heathrow 2.0 sustainable expansion plan and the Airports Commission report calling for an effective air quality, sessions focused on managing the impacts of expansion on air quality, local surface transport, businesses and the wider effects on communities and nationally significant infrastructure, such as airspace, throughout the implementation of an expanded Heathrow Airport.

The seminar also took place in the context of the decision to leave the EU, those in attendance discussed the implications of Brexit on the case for expansion.

Further sessions looked at the potential for further airport expansion in the South-East and more widely across the UK, and the potential benefits this will bring for trade, growth and future capacity.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates