Consultation timeline

We’ve been planning these changes for a number of years but only started the detailed design works at the end of 2016.

Below is an outline timeline:

  • 14 June – our consultation opened and we will be looking for your feedback either through our website or a series of public exhibitions.
  • 13 September – our consultation closes. Your feedback will be reviewed as part of the process to finalise our technical designs. We’ll publish these findings and how it influenced our designs.
  • Autumn 2017 – proposals to be submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
  • Early 2018 – the CAA reviews our submission over a four-month period and then provides us with a decision.
  • Summer 2018 – if our application is successful, we expect any changes to be implemented.