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The debate is continuing over plans to build a major new airport in the Thames Estuary. Today a new report says the cost and effort required to move waterbirds that use the estuary would run into millions of pounds. But airport supporters say it's got to be done.
David Johns reports, speaking to Labour Councillor Vince Maple from Medway Council, Paul Outhwaite from the RSPB, and Daniel Moylan, the Mayor of London's Aviation Adviser.
The MP for Gillingham and Rainham has been speaking to our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby, about plans to build an airport on the Thames Estuary, following a report by the British Trust for Ornithology.
Plans for an airport on the Isle of Grain in Kent, would mean relocating around 140,000 birds at a cost of millions of pounds, according to a new report. The British Trust for Ornithology says airport development would have "significant negative impacts".