Given the Court of Appeal's decision on 27th February 2020 that the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) is unlawful, and the subsequent pause in Heathrow Airport expansion scheme proposals, and the current Covid 19 crisis, HSPG has refocused its objectives and priorities. The resources and publications on this website are still available and relevant. Various parts of the website are in the process of being changed, and further publications and resources will be added.
HSPG recently wrote to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, regarding support for airport communities due to the downturn, and have received a response, these have been added to the Correspondence page.
HSPG has produced an Economic Development Vision and Action Plan (EDVAP), an action-focused Plan to maximise the economic productivity, skills, jobs and business development in the HSPG area, through the prism of Heathrow airport economic activity, either current or with an eye on potential expansion. The EDVAP can be read here alongside the detailed action plan and evidence base.
HSPG has produced an Joint Spatial Planning Framework (JSPF) – a sub-regional scale strategic vision and action plan for the sustainable development of the sub-region that responds to the opportunities and challenges presented by Heathrow Airport Ltd’s expansion proposals (although with relevance to the existing airport), prepared in line with the government’s Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) which supports construction of a new Northwest Runway at Heathrow before 2030. The JSPF, supporting documents and an important Position Statement can be read here.