Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London
Meeting title/subject: Heathrow Area Transport Forum (HATF) Board Meeting 4
Val Shawcross CBE– HATF (Chair)
Tony Caccavone – Heathrow Airport Limited (Surface Access Director)
Alun Adler – British Airways (Airport Policy Manager)
Rob Dunford – – Enterprise M3 (Assistant Director)
Mark Frost – Heathrow Strategic Planning Group (Head of Transport and Environmental Strategy, LB Hounslow)
Kris Beuret – Heathrow Community Engagement Board (Non-Executive Director, Transport & Environment Group)
David Lutton – London First (Executive Director)
Shamal Ratnayaka– Transport for London (Aviation Strategy Lead)
Rupert Walker – Network Rail (Strategy and Planning Director (South)
David Stroud– British International Freight Association (Policy & Compliance Advisor)
Christian Wolmer – London Cycling Campaign (Trustee) Anthony Smith– Transport Focus (Chief Executive)
Graham Vidler- Confederation of Passenger Transport (Chief Executive Officer)
- Damilola Dada– HATF (Secretariat)
- Catherine Jenkins– Heathrow Airport Limited (Surface Access Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Lead)
- Andrew Tucker– HATF (Independent Technical Advisor)
- Lucy Squire– Heathrow Airport Limited (Regulatory Strategy Manager)
- Kathy Slack- Enterprise M3 (Chief Executive)
- Richard Anderson– Airline Consultative Committee (AOC Chair)
- Colin Kemp- Transport the South East
- Wayne King– Unite (Regional Officer)
- Stephanie McKay- Heathrow Airport Limited (Head of Surface Access Delivery)
Welcome and Introductions
The Chair provided opening remarks and welcomed new guests
Review of Actions
Key Updates included:
- It was agreed that going forward position papers are to be developed based on issues discussed during meetings.
- Note of previous commitment for HAL to undertake an accessibility audit with the opportunity for HCEB to participate.
Key Updates included:
- Chair provided feedback on recent meeting held with the CAA.
- During the meeting Chair emphasised the importance of Western Rail Project.
HCEB/ HSPG Engagement
Key Updates included:
- Chair provided feedback on recent meeting held with HCEB and HSPG to discuss future monitoring regime to be implemented.
- It was agreed that further discussions are required regarding the planned proposals for the future monitoring regime.
- HAL noted that the first iteration of the monitoring report for baseline year will be published in April 2020.
- Members of the board noted their concern around who will drive enforcement of monitoring regime, due to scale of expansion proposals and involvement of multiple regulatory authorities.
- Need to differentiate consumer vs. citizen experience.
Airport Expansion Consultation Overview
HAL provided an update on the recent Airport Expansion Consultation. Particular Points discussed include:
- Top issues highlighted placed into 3 key themes: surface access; transport network user effects and master plan.
- Chair queried the proportion of feedback raised by organisations in comparison to members of the public and key issues identified according to stakeholders. Heathrow Airport to publish consultation report to support DCO application.
- HAL noted future engagement with stakeholders will be driven around feedback to AEC. Allowing Statements of Common Ground to be developed noting matters agreed and not agreed.
- LEP support of high capacity rail programmes was noted.
Western Rail AEC Overview
- HAL are in discussions with DfT in relation to funding contribution.
- Board members noted pressure needs to be applied to CAA and DfT to move the scheme forward
Southern Rail AEC Overview
- DfT have published strategic objectives
- Board members stated that Heathrow need to take firmer view back to DfT on their own preferences.
- Drive to a modally agnostic rather than rail focused project.
- Airline community pressed on need to consider shift workers and impact on transport. DfT have commissioned study on public transport for shift workers.
Budget and Funding
Discussions were held around the Proposed Surface Access Budget and Funding.
Particular points discussed include:
- Surface Access specific budget not included in slides due to the Interim Business Plan being published in December. IBP will be shared with the board in January 2020.
- Chair noted budget reflects small scale interventions, HATF interests lies in the future business plan and the wider pictures.
- Insight into CAA regulatory framework. Confirming that currently commercial revenue, including ULEZ and VAC is part of the regulated income and therefore impacts the required airport charge.
- Core case is being led by DfT guidance about what schemes are expected to be delivered. Western Rail will form part of the core case.
- Chair requested to have visibility on some of the key policy choices in terms of priority of investment and the balance of investment across different modes.
- Members of the board stated that pressure needs to be applied on regulatory provision. HAL noted that any delivery plan needs to be agreed with CAA.
- HAL confirmed that all discussions with CAA are based around an assumption that airport charges are kept close to current levels as per the statement made by Secretary of State.
- Active Travel Seminar
Date of next meeting: Monday 27th January 2020, 10:00-12:00