Third runway at Heathrow Airport cleared for take-off

MPs voted in favour of the controversial expansion plans

Grayling pledges environmental protection ahead of Heathrow vote

MPs are due to vote on the proposals for a third runway later today

Tory minister Greg Hands resigns over Heathrow expansion

The international trade minister is quitting to vote against the third runway

Sadiq Khan to join London councils’ legal action against Heathrow expansion

He says the proposed plans for a third runway will have “significant environmental and noise impacts”

Labour to give MPs free rein on Heathrow expansion vote

Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald MP, however, said the project fails to meet the party’s four environmental and economic tests

UK Government greenlights third runway plans at Heathrow Airport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the project will only proceed if air quality obligations are met

MPs criticise UK Government over Heathrow air quality

The UK Government is being criticised for “still not doing enough” to show it can mitigate the environmental impacts of the planned new runway at Heathrow Airport. MPs on the cross party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) say they have seen “little evidence so far of the step change” in the government’s approach to environmental mitigation […]

Climate activists block tunnel in Heathrow runway protest

Climate activists protesting against Heathrow’s planned third runaway have blocked a road and tunnel leading to the terminals. Three Rising Up! protesters have chained themselves to a vehicle in protest against the plans, which comes amidst a four-month long public consultation. Simon Bramwell, one of the activists involved described the consultation process as “illegitimate and […]

Heathrow third runway: Air quality and climate rules must be met

Planning consent for the third runway at Heathrow Airport will only be granted if it can be delivered within existing air quality limits and climate change obligations. The airport will have to ban night flights and make legally binding pledges to stick to environment targets under new proposals unveiled by the government. The draft Airports […]

Heathrow protest leads to 15 arrests

An access road to Heathrow airport was blockaded on Saturday morning during a protest over the proposed third runway. Activists for RisingUp! claim Theresa May’s go-ahead for the expansion will break UK emission limits and make achieving the Paris Agreement climate goals impossible. Around 250 people took part in the demonstration and 15 arrests were made […]