The recovery of costs associated with obtaining planning permission for a new northwest third runway at Heathrow Airport: final proposals

Closed 6 Jan 2017

Opened 8 Nov 2016


On 25 October 2016, the government announced that it was in favour of a new runway and associated infrastructure at Heathrow. In light of this announcement, we propose to consult on our final proposals on the regulatory treatment of the costs associated with Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) seeking to obtain planning permission for the development of a new northwest third runway at Heathrow Airport. These are termed Category B costs (or planning costs). This consultation invites representations on these proposals.


  • Commercial airlines
  • Airport operators
  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Government departments


  • Economic regulation
  • Capacity
  • Economic regulation