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The Mayor of London is proposing to spend billions of pounds of public money to forcibly buy and then close Heathrow, immediately putting 112,000 people out of work. He would do this to build an expensive new hub airport at a further cost of £112bn to the taxpayer. The economic impacts of this at both a national and regional level would be devastating.
Mayor says he is "always optimistic" the airports' commission will eventually back an estuary airport. @itvlondon
Mayor says the estuary airport has not been ruled out after the idea "was plucked from the waste paper bin" @itvlondon
Mayor Boris Johnson has laid out his plans with Hillingdon Council leader Ray Puddifoot this morning.
Options for the new area include named like Heathrow City, Heathrow Park and Heathrow Gardens.
The Mayor's idea for Heathrow City would include 80,000 homes and create 90,000 jobs. The terminals would be shopping centres.
Hillingdon's options include a London City-type airport to the north west of Heathrow.
The Mayor's report on redeveloping the Heathrow site claims 90,000 new jobs could be created as well as homes for 190,000 people.
Heathrow Airport is experiencing disruption of flights both in and out of it due to fog.
Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline. Flights may be delayed or cancelled.
Due to the fog,Heathrow is experiencing some delays to arriving and departing flights.Pls check the status of your flight before you travel.
There is also disruption to flights at London City Airport due to low visibility.
Passengers advised to contact their airline for more information.
Heathrow Airport is to consult with local households on plans for a third runway. The results will help shape Heathrow's runway proposal before it's resubmitted inMay. The consultation begins next month.