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Four-runway airport for Kent?

Plans have been launched for a new hub airport on the Goodwin Sands. It is believed the stretch of sand has enough room for four runways. London-based maritime engineers Beckett Rankine have come up with the idea.

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Hub airport plan for Goodwin Sands

Proposed Goodwin Sands hub airport off the Kent coast Credit: Beckett Rankine

Plans for a new hub airport on the Goodwin Sands off the Kent coast have been announced. The £39bn proposal would see four runways 3km offshore and is being touted as an ideal location given that it would not require the displacement of residents or demolition of existing buildings.

The proposals have been put forward by London-based maritime engineers, Beckett Rankine. The firm's director, Tim Beckett says that if the plans go ahead, "Goodwin will have the least adverse social and environmental impact of any option. It is certainly the most sustainable solution available.”

Inside the proposed Goodwin Sands airport Credit: Beckett Rankine
Inside the proposed Goodwin Sands airport Credit: Beckett Rankine

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