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RTPI response to the draft Airports National Policy Statement

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence to the Department for Transport’s consultation on the draft Airports National Policy Statement on new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the south-east of England.

The government believes that the need for additional capacity in the south-east of England is best met by a new north-west runway at Heathrow Airport. The planning policy framework which the applicant for a north-west runway at Heathrow Airport would have to comply with in order to get development consent is set out in the draft Airports National Policy Statement. The RTPI does not take a view on which option best meets the need for increased airport capacity in the South East, but is rather concerned with addressing matters of consistency in the planning process and providing a spatial planning perspective, regardless of the final decision taken by government.

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