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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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Lydd airport expansion approved

Lydd airport on the Kent and Sussex border Credit: Press Association

The go ahead's been given to expand Lydd Airport.

The scheme was dubbed one of the most controversial projects in the South East.

Management at the London Ashford International airport at Lydd wanted to extend the runway and build a new terminal building to cater for half a million passengers a year. But campaigners said it would devastate the local environment.

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