Working with the private and public sector


We are making a significant contribution to the planning process for Heathrow's post-Coronavirus recovery and future operation.

The Council is a member of the Heathrow Strategic Planning Group, which ensures that action is co-ordinated at a regional level and that maximum leverage is gained with management there and the Government. We have called for

  • the introduction of an Ultra-Low Emissions Zone around the airport
  • measures to minimise private travel to the airport, to reduce congestion and carbon emissions, and to improve air quality. Crucially we have said this must include new train and bus routes which work for passengers from Surrey and London

We have also called for

  • minimisation of construction traffic
  • reduction of noise, and use quotas to promote the use of quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient aircraft