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Lydd Airport plan to go ahead

Breaking: Plans to expand Lydd airport In Kent will be revealed by the Secretary of State at 5pm. The proposals, which divided locals, have been under consideration for years, leading to the government to call in the decision.

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Airport manager: Right choice has been made

We submitted our planning applications in December 2006 and it has been a long road to get to where we are today. We put forward a compelling case for allowing the controlled development of the airport, and first the local planning authority and now the Government has agreed with the overwhelming body of evidence in front of them. The right choice has been made for the future of our community.

– Hani Mutlaq, Lydd Airport Executive Manager

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