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Our reports

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

Summary documents

Title Summary Link

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

Full submission documents

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

Title Summary Link
Long-term Hub Capacity Options In July 2013 we submitted our options for expansion at Heathrow to the Airports Commission. Download
North Western option map The original runway proposal, submitted to the Airports Commission in July 2013. Download
North Western option map (variation) A possible revised north-west runway proposal. Download
Taking Britain Further - Vol 1 Volume 1 of full technical specification submitted May  2014. Download
Taking Britain Further  - Vol 2 Volume 2 of full technical specification submitted May 2014 Download
Taking Britain Further - Vol 3 Volume 3 of full technical specification submitted May 2014. Download


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.

00: Introduction to technical assessments
01: Air and ground noise assessment
02: Air quality assessment
03: Biodiversity assessment
04: Carbon footprint assessment
04b: Carbon emissions cruise
05: Water quality and hydro-ecology assessment
06: Assessment of flood risk
07: Sustainable drainage assessment
08: Landscape and visual impact assessment
09: Geo-environmental assessment
10: Resource efficiency

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.

Discussion paper 01: Demand forecasting
Discussion paper 02: Aviation connectivity and economy
Discussion paper 03: Aviation and climate change
Heathrow Airport - short and medium term proposals
Discussion paper 04: Airport operational models
Discussion paper 05: Aviation noise
Comments on published long term proposals
Comments on short and medium term proposals

Airports Commission discussion papers

View the original Airports Commission discussion papers of 2013 (external link)

Contact our Community Relations team if you would like to know more about Heathrow’s new runway proposals:

By telephone

To speak with a member of our team, call 0800 307 7996

By email

Email our Community Relations team

By post

Heathrow Community Relations The Compass Centre Nelson Road Hounslow, TW6 2GW


Local community information

Find out what happens next and what expansion means for you