§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement on the proposal to construct an hotel near the approach to the main runway at Heathrow Airport.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
I understand that, after consultation with the Department, the Hounslow Borough Council has issued outline planning permission for a hotel at Meadowbank, Bath Road, which is close to the centre line on the approach to number I runway. The permission is conditional on the building not exceeding a height of 160 feet above ordnance datum, equivalent to 80 feet above local ground level. At this height the building would conform to the internationally agreed standards for safeguarded take off and approach slopes. I am advised that the building would not interfere with the performance of the instrument landing system or the radar.