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Planning: airport expansion and its impacts

At a time when many airports are keen to expand, the planning system remains central in identifying and managing their environmental impacts. On 19th March 2008, as a follow-up event to the launch of our new online planning handbook, AEF held a one-day workshop on planning and the impacts of airport expansion. The speakers addressed a range of topics, including the implications of the Planning Bill, the relevance of new forms of environmental assessment for airports, and how to present climate change arguments at planning enquiries.

Many of the presentations from the workshop are now available to download from the list below. Please contact us if you would like any of the slides in PowerPoint format.

Introduction: Tim Johnson, Director, AEF

The Planning Bill and its implications for airports: Peter Lockley, Head of Transport Policy, WWF-UK

Habitats Regulations Assessment for airport expansion: Riki Therivel, Planning Adviser, AEF

Public Safety Zones: Geoff Marks, Farnborough

Issues in air and noise pollution – lessons from Heathrow runway 3: Tim Johnson, Director, AEF

The AEF planning and environment handbook: Cait Weston, Policy and Communications Officer, AEF

Aviation and climate change: Roger Levett, Levett-Therivel