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Government delays runway decision, AEF reaction

The Government has today announced that a final decision on airport expansion will be delayed until further work on environmental impacts has been undertaken, especially on air quality. The Aviation Environment Federation (AEF)[1], a national NGO campaigning on the environmental impacts …

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AEF briefings: Airports Commission’s climate and economic analyses

The Airports Commission has claimed that a new runway at Heathrow would deliver ‘up to £147 billion benefit’ for the UK. But this figure is based on analysis that takes no account of the environmental or surface access costs of expansion. The results generated by using the Government’s cost benefit methodology meanwhile, are dramatically different: the Commission’s own figures suggest that building a third runway at Heathrow would result in a net £9 billion loss to the UK.

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New guidelines for airport consultative committees

The Department for Transport has published a new set of guidelines for airport consultative committees and many of our suggestions to a recent consultation were taken on board. Highlights include a detailed section on dealing with complaints but we were disappointed that the DfT was unwilling to improve the statutory requirements for airports and airfields.

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