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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's managers vow to push ahead with expansion

Managers at Lydd Airport say they will waste no time in pressing ahead with upgrading the site.

Their £25m investment plans include the construction of a 294m runway extension and a 150m starter extension plus a new terminal building capable of handling up to 500,000 passengers a year.

Lydd Airport Executive Manager Hani Mutlaq said the Government's decision was a "victory for common sense and for the people of Romney Marsh.

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