A Better ApproachMeeting increased passenger demand in a sustainable way


Welcome to our consultation website

We have launched a 10-week public consultation on proposals to meet increasing passenger demand over the next decade by making best use of our existing runway, while also delivering 2,100 jobs and accelerating the benefits of cleaner, quieter, new generation aircraft.

We would like your views on proposed changes to our existing planning permission to allow for an increase of our annual passenger limit from 6.5 million to 9 million, additional flexibility to fly aircraft on a Saturday afternoon and evening, as well as adding six flights in the first half hour of our morning operations. There will be no change to the current operating hours on Sunday, with no flights before 12.30 pm. The current 8-hour night-time curfew will also remain in place. Our proposals will help us deliver on our recently published commitment to become a net zero emissions airport by 2030 and do not require any new infrastructure or an increase to the number of permitted flights annually.

At the heart of our proposals is a commitment to become the first UK airport to require that airlines only fly cleaner, quieter, new generation aircraft in any newly extended periods, sharing the benefit of quieter aircraft with the local community and adding more choice for passengers to fly to new destinations at more flexible times.

You can view the consultation online by clicking through to our virtual exhibition. We would welcome your views on our proposals.

About the airport

Virtual exhibition

Why we’re consulting?

Key documents

Our proposals have been informed by our 2020 master plan which outlines how the airport can meet increasing passenger demand over the longer term in a sustainable and responsible way. Our recently published Sustainability Roadmap and plans to be London’s first net zero emissions airport also underpin our proposals. You can view both documents by clicking the links below. 

Master Plan 2020

Sustainability Roadmap

We want to hear from everybody so that we have the most informed plans for the future


new jobs


quieter new generation aircraft

Net Zero

airport by 2030

Public Exhibition Events

Newham: Tuesday 12th July, 3:30 – 7:30pm, Britannia Village Hall, 65 Evelyn Road, E16 1TU

Tower Hamlets: Wednesday 13th July, 3:30 – 7:30pm, Bernie Cameron Community Centre, 32 Merchant Street, Bow, E3 4LX

Lewisham: Thursday 14th July, 10am – 2pm, St Mary’s Centre, 37 Ladywell Road, SE13 7UT

City of London: Thursday 14th July, 3:30 – 7:30pm, Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, EC2N 2HA

Redbridge: Monday 18th July, 3:30 – 7:30pm, Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA

Greenwich: Tuesday 19th July, 3:30 – 7:30pm, Clockhouse Community Centre, London, SE18 5QL

Waltham Forest: Friday 22nd July, 3:30 – 7:30pm, Priory Court Community Centre, 11 Priory Court, E17 5NB

Your Opinion Matters

Help shape our plans by giving your feedback.