As residents will be aware, the Council with its partners including Greenpeace and the Mayor of London, has sought a judicial review of the Government's proposal to expand Heathrow Airport. A ten-day hearing took place in the High Court last month (March 2019) and the Judgment is awaited.
Notwithstanding this, Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has already indicated that they will be submitting an application for a Development Consent Order and they will be undertaking a statutory consultation exercise in June, once the judicial review case has been heard.
We understand that a number of residents and business owners in the borough have recently received letters from HAL regarding Land Referencing. For the avoidance of doubt no part of the borough is in the area designated as required for the physical expansion of Heathrow.
The Land Interest Questionnaire has been designed to elicit information that HAL say they require in order to comply with their statutory obligations to identify people and organisations with a legal interest in property or land that may be affected by the proposed expansion project. It is for residents to decide whether they wish to respond to the Land Interest Questionnaires, seeking their own legal advice as necessary. However, if you do not respond, HAL may decide to follow this up by attempting to contact you by phone, email, etc.
HAL are likely to contact residents again before the statutory consultation commences in the summer for the purpose of ascertaining whether the information which they hold about them is accurate. HAL say that this information will be used to issue consultation letters, notifying all interested parties of the statutory consultation periods and how to have their say on the proposed scheme.
Updated: 29 April 2019