Independent Planning Cost Review relating to Heathrow Expansion

Closed 8 Feb 2019

Opened 18 Jan 2019


We have published a review of the planning costs incurred by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) as part of its bid to build a third runway.

This independent review carried out by PwC is intended to increase transparency and allow interested parties to comment on the process so far. The review also looks at the level of efficiency associated with the planning costs.

Consultation document

This short consultation document sets out our initial views on the planning costs incurred by HAL during the period of the review.

We would welcome comments from stakeholders on any of the matters included in  this consultation document or raised in the PwC reports by Friday 8 February.

How to respond

Responses should be emailed:


  • Commercial airlines
  • Airport operators
  • Regulatory bodies


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