Hundreds of thousands 'blighted' by expanding airport

Airport campaigners hoping the Governments Aviation Commission would rule out expanding Gatwick, Heathrow or building a new airport in the Thames Estuary have been left disappointed.

Sir Howard Davies has told them at a gathering of campaigners and airport bosses new runways were needed.

Campaigners say this leaves hundreds of thousands of people living around airports blighted.

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Airports in the South future

Chairman of the Airport Commission, Sir Howard Davies, is discussing the future of airport expansion in the South today.