Birmingham Airport expansion

Birmingham Airport is expected to announce on 10th June that it is considering building a second runway. It is in response to the Airports Commission which is looking at how Britain can meet demands for air travel in the future.

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Green campaigners criticise new Birmingham airport plans

Green campaigners have today criticised new airport plans for a Birmingham hub claiming it will not help the local economy.

People will laud this scheme as great investment in the region, but if people will merely use Birmingham Airport to change planes, how will that help the region’s economy, when they’re not leaving the airport and actually spending money in the region?

Expanding the airport will merely increase Climate Change emissions, so when there is no regional economic benefit, why create more of an environmental impact?

– Julien Pritchard, Campaign Support Worker at Birmingham Friends of the Earth

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Birmingham Airport: 'second runway would create 60,000 new jobs'

The boss of Birmingham Airport, Paul Kehoe, says a 'second runway would create 60,000 jobs for young people and benefit future generations for the next 100 years'.

The proposed second runway, which has yet been given the green light, would 'integrate with HS2,' he added.

Birmingham Airport hopes to submit its expansion plans to the Airports Commission by mid-July.

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