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Welcome to the website of the Heathrow Strategic Planning Group.

Role of the Group

Heathrow Strategic Planning Group (HSPG) is a joint partnership of many of the local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS) responsible for planning the land use, transport, environment, economic development and sustainable development of the sub-region surrounding Heathrow Airport.

HSPG was formed in 2015 to jointly shape the proposed expansion of Heathrow airport, regardless of individual members' support or opposition to it. Our current focus is recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic and downturn, to ensure local communities and businesses reliant on the airport can quickly get back on their feet, whilst ensuring a better environment is also created.

The Group works constructively with but is independent of Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) or any other promoters, and of Government.

HSPG is an informal joint working (unincorporated) partnership and Slough Borough Council is the accountable body for the small Core Team of technical and administrative staff who service the Group. See About Us for details of membership organisations and further information.

STOP PRESS - Latest News

UPDATE 29.7.20 - this website is in the process of being updated, updates are 90% complete. Given the Court of Appeal's decision on 27th February 2020 that the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) is unlawful, and the subsequent pause in Heathrow Airport expansion scheme proposals, and the current Covid 19 crisis, HSPG has refocused its objectives and priorities. The resources and publications on this website are still available and relevant. Various parts of the website are in the process of being changed, and further publications and resources will be added.

HSPG recently wrote to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, regarding support for airport communities due to the downturn, and have received a response, these have been added to the Correspondence page.

You can find various documents under the 'Resources' tab and more detailed information about HSPG on the 'About Us' page.

HSPG has produced an Economic Development Vision and Action Plan (EDVAP), an action-focused Plan to maximise the economic productivity, skills, jobs and business development in the HSPG area, through the prism of Heathrow airport economic activity, either current or with an eye on potential expansion. The EDVAP can be read here alongside the detailed action plan and evidence base.


HSPG has produced an Joint Spatial Planning Framework (JSPF) – a sub-regional scale strategic vision and action plan for the sustainable development of the sub-region that responds to the opportunities and challenges presented by Heathrow Airport Ltd’s expansion proposals, although has relevance to the airport as existing. The JSPF, supporting documents and an important Position Statement can be read here.
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