Campaigners disappointed at decision

The Lydd Airport Action Group has been campaigning against the expansion of the airport.

Louise Barton told ITV News it would continue to fight the plans and expected the proposal now to be embroiled in years of legal wrangling.

"The whole nuclear safety argument has been completed disregarded," she said.

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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.