3 February to 16 March

Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) ran a public consultation on:

  • which factors were seen as the most important when planning a new runway;
  • attitudes to noise relief and community impacts; and
  • suggested improvements to the new runway proposal.

July to September

HAL held consultation to “to provide property owners, tenants and small business owners with the opportunity to engage in and influence the development of property and noise compensation proposals to be offered in the event of a new runway at Heathrow.”

22 September to 22 October 2022

Period of Mitie Care and Custody contract to run Harmondsworth and Colnbrook immigration detention centres.


17 January to 28 March

HAL launches first phase of consultations, seeking views on “[their] emerging proposals in terms of what the expanded airport could look like, how it might operate, and how we might best mitigate against the potential impacts, including proposals for compensation and noise insulation.”

24 July

The Second Shaw Report on immigration detention is published.

26 October

Judicial review pre-action protocol letter is sent to initiate legal challenge against HAL.


9 January to 23 February

Heathrow’s launches next consultation
phase, ‘Airport Future Operations Consultation’, consulting on:

  • airspace change and future operations; and
  • preferred master plan for Heathrow expansion.

7 March

Deadline for submissions on the Immigration and Social Security Coordination bill (EU Withdrawal Bill).


The High Court rejects the legal challenge brought against the Heathrow expansion. Friends of the Earth have announced that they will appeal this decision.

18 June to 13 September

HAL launch their final phase of consultations and it is expected that this is when they will consult on the replacement immigration detention centre.


When HAL expects to submit the DCO to the Planning Inspectorate (PI). After receipt of the application, the PI will have 28 days to review the application and decide whether to accept it for examination or not.

30th July 2019

Hounslow Council opens its public consultation on the local plan review, that would lift Green Belt protection from Heathrow’s desired detention site

24th September 2019

Hounslow Council public consultation on local plan review closes

7th January 2020

Heathrow announces a further consultation on their expansion plans, to begin around April 2020

27th February 2020

Heathrow expansion ruled unlawful by Court of Appeal – see our response here

28th February 2020

EHID Public Meeting in Hounslow – see our report here


22 October

Mitie’s contract to run Colnbrook and Harmondsworth ends.