Our Northern Runway Proposals

About our proposals

We've set out our proposals to bring the existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside our Main Runway. Departures would be shared between both runways. The Northern Runway would be used for smaller aircraft. All arrivals would continue to use our Main Runway.

Our plans also include the development of supporting infrastructure and facilities. These include road improvements, the realignment of the existing Northern Runway, a new Pier (aircraft stands), additional parking and hotels and improvements to the existing terminal buildings.

In Autumn 2021, we ran a 12 week public consultation on our proposals. While we are no longer seeking feedback on our plans, you can still find all the consultation materials on our document page and in our virtual exhibition.

We are now considering your feedback, along with further environmental and modelling assessments. We continue to engage with statutory authorities and others as we finalise our proposals, ahead of submitting our planning application.

Read our Consultation documents

All our documents are available to read online and download.

Read our consultation documents

The Planning Process

Due to the scope of our proposals, it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. We will need to apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to build and operate it.

For more info on the DCO planning process:

Visit the Planning Inspectorate website

Explore our Virtual Exhibition

Find out more about our proposals including interactive exhibits, videos and project info.

Explore our exhibition