Heathrow expansion 2008

Closed 27 Feb 2008

Opened 3 Dec 2007


Public exhibitions

Between 3 December 2007 and 27 February 2008, the Department for Transport (DfT) held public exhibitions in all local authorities around Heathrow Airport on the proposals to expand the airport and build a third runway.


These exhibitions came to Richmond upon Thames on 7 December 2007 (Barnes) and 18 January 2008 (RACC, Richmond). In the same venue, Richmond Council also held exhibitions outlining opposition to the scheme and the potential impacts for residents. An exit survey was also conducted.


Public survey

In addition, a Council survey was sent to every household (85,000). Responses were also received online. Replies were requested by 27 February 2008 (the end date of the formal DfT consultation), but responses were still received after this date.


The purpose of the survey was to assess:

- levels of awareness of the proposals, prior to receiving the survey

- levels of awareness of the government's consultation

- levels of support for the Council's opposition to expansion.



  • Residents


  • Richmond Borough