Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said:
“The announcement by the government to support expansion at Heathrow Airport with a new runway, will obviously have a huge impact on the residents and businesses of Hounslow.
“It will have significant long term implications for our borough and I can guarantee residents and businesses that we will make sure their voice is heard in the National Policy Statement [NPS] consultation on the new runway. Our position as a Council has not changed, we want a better, not bigger Heathrow Airport.
“We will however, work with Heathrow on behalf of our residents and businesses, many of whom are employed directly at Heathrow or are part of the supply chain, to ensure the best possible outcome and to reduce any adverse effects of the decision. We have already achieved some local improvements, particularly for our schools, this work must continue.”