Residents right across Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner are affected by air traffic arriving and departing from Heathrow airport. Many residents also benefit financially from proximity to the airport that employs thousands of people in our region. It for these reasons that I often seek to work with senior staff at the airport, along with Ministers in Government, to tackle the issues presented to us.
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to raise my concerns about the cost of Heathrow airport for business owners who live in the constituency. Having recently heard from a number of concerned stakeholders, I pressed the Secretary of State for Transport on how regulation could be used to prevent costs from increasing further.
In his response, the Secretary of State offered me reassurances that there was a process for how the fees at Heathrow are capped. Highlighting the CAA’s role in this matter, I was reassured that the is already a process by which complaints can be logged.
In my role as MP, but also as co-chair of the APPG on Airport Communities, I am confident that there is an amicable solution to this issue.