This process is known as 'Land Referencing' and is a legal requirement to ensure Heathrow keep residents fully informed about their planning application, including their major statutory public consultation coming up in June. The information gathered by Heathrow will form part of their Development Consent Order application (DCO) and be summarised in a document called the Book of Reference.
Heathrow have advised that as well as contacting residents about consultations on the proposed project and notifying them when the DCO application has been accepted for review by the Planning Inspectorate, they may engage with residents on other aspects of the proposed expansion project. For example, providing project updates, requests to access land or properties to carry out environmental surveys, information about Heathrow's compensation schemes and discussions about purchase of properties.
Receiving one of these letters does not necessarily mean that your property will be compulsorily purchased by Heathrow. You are not obliged to provide the information requested by Heathrow, but you may receive reminders.
If you have any queries about the Land Referencing letters, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 307 7996.
Issued: 31 May 2019