New plans for 'Boris Island'

Brand new plans have been unveiled for a airport in the Thames Estuary - with six runways instead of the four originally proposed

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Boris: new plans show expanding Heathrow would be 'folly'

London Mayor Boris Johnson has given his blessing to the new six-runway option for a Thames Estuary airport, saying:

“This is further welcome argument in favour of the feasibility of having a new hub airport in the Thames estuary.

With so many options available for a multi-runway hub airport in a new location, it would be folly for the Airports Commission to give countenance to the prospect of expanding Heathrow, the most noise-polluting airport in Europe.”

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Rival airport plan unveiled for 'Boris Island'

A new plan for an airport on the Thames Estuary has been unveiled - with six runways instead of the four originally proposed.

Plans for a Thames Estuary solution to London's airport capacity problems have been dubbed 'Boris Island' after the Mayor expressed his support for them.

The plans have been drawn up by Testrad - the consortium set up by the Mayor to look at Thames Estuary proposals. The new airport would be called 'London Britannia' and sit on a purpose build island off the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

How 'London Britannia' airport would look from above Credit: Testrad
A view of the proposed terminals and runways Credit: Testrad
How the airport would be set out on the inside Credit: Testrad
How the inside of the airport would look Credit: Testrad
Ideas for how the airport could be accessed from different areas of the capital Credit: Testrad

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