Question to the Department for Transport:
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish analysis undertaken by his Department on the effect on the M25 of the expansion of Heathrow being constructed over that motorway.
Our airports are national assets and their expansion is a core part of boosting our global connectivity. This in turn will drive economic growth for all parts of this country, connecting our nations and regions to international markets, levelling up our economy and supporting a truly Global Britain.
The Court of Appeal ruled on 27 February that when designating the Airports National Policy Statement, which was backed by Parliament, the previous Government did not take account of the Paris Agreement, non-CO2 emissions and emissions post 2050. We have always been clear that Heathrow expansion is a private sector project which must meet strict criteria on air quality, noise and climate change, as well as being privately financed, affordable, and delivered in the best interest of consumers. The Government has taken the decision not to appeal this judgment. The promoters of the scheme will be able to seek permission from the Supreme Court to appeal if they wish.
As part of its judgment, the Court has declared that the Airports National Policy Statement is of no legal effect unless and until the government carries out a review under the Planning Act 2008. The Court’s judgment is complex and requires careful consideration. We will set out our next steps in due course.
M25 Heathrow Tunnels
M25 motorway and Heathrow airport third runway - GOV.UK
Found: Information Act 2000 in relation to Highways
the M25 motorway.
In particular, could you provide me with:
4. POPE of major schemes: M25 junction 23 to 27 smart motorway
12/03/2020 - Highways England
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Found: Opening Project Evaluation
7 Smart Motorway
5. Future investment in England’s motorways and major roads
16/03/2017 - Highways England
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Found: Strategic themes 2 Stakeholder engagement 3 Transport Focus
32. The route
5 Route Strategy overview
1. Revised Draft Airports National Policy Statement
15/03/2018 - Lords Chamber
1: Government announced their preference for the Heathrow north-west runway scheme in October 2016. Since - Speech Link
2. Transport in Bedfordshire
17/07/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: chairing—this Adjournment debate on the topic of transport in Bedfordshire and, of course, in Luton. This - Speech Link
2: is not an MP in the House who does not have a transport problem in his constituency. My understanding - Speech Link
3: closure for up to six months will have a knock-on effect on constituents and on my constituency. I might - Speech Link
3. Department for Transport
27/02/2018 - Commons Chamber
1: Written evidence to the Transport Committee, on the Department for Transport Supplementary Estimates - Speech Link
2: attend. The range of support confirms that the Department for Transport’s spending priorities are of national - Speech Link
4. Southern Heathrow Rail Link
22/07/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: the potential economic benefits of a southern Heathrow rail link. My belief is that a southern rail link - Speech Link
2: forward a proposed route for southern rail access to Heathrow from London and Surrey, including a station in - Speech Link
3: the competition would be very beneficial. The Heathrow to Waterloo link could be looked at in the wider - Speech Link
05/02/2020 - Commons Chamber