New Runway for Heathrow?

The Government is reported to be considering adding a new runway at Heathrow Airport.

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Boris: 'We can't endlessly expand" Heathrow

Heathrow has a great future as a key UK airport. But we cannot endlessly expand it, and cram a quart into a pint pot.

A third runway would be an environmental disaster. It would mean a huge increase in plans over London, and intolerable traffic and fumes in the west of the city – and it will not be built as long as I am Mayor of London.

That is why the Government is right to look at all new solutions for extra aviation capacity except the third runway at Heathrow.

I look forward to engaging with Justine Greening’s consultation this summer. By contrast, Ken Livingstone’s useless anti-business policies would mean no extra aviation capacity anywhere in the south east. He offers no hope to British business that needs direct flights to Asia and Latin America. His delusional programme seems to mean grounding the business community in London – but spending huge sums of taxpayers’ money for himself and his cronies to visit Hugo Chavez. That is no way to grow the London economy.

– Mayor of London Boris Johnson


Government looking at third runway plan

A British Airways jet taking off at Heathrow. Credit: PA

The Government is reported to be have discussed bringing back a plan to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The idea was shelved by David Cameron in 2010 on environmental grounds. But the Chancellor George Osborne is said to be backing for the plan, saying it would boost the economy.

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