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Environmental debate delays decision on airport expansion

Further analysis of the environmental impact of airport expansion is needed before a final decision can be made, ministers have said.

The government has now postponed their final ruling to allow for more assessment of noise levels and air quality, as campaigners argue the new runway would end up breaking pollution limits.

ITV News business editor Joel Hills reports:

Businesses slam 'gutless' government over airport delay

Business leaders have slammed the government for being "gutless" and "weak" by further delaying a decision on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow.

David Cameron had promised to make a decision on which airport would be expanded by the end of the year, and the Airports Commission recommended it be Heathrow - but ministers have now postponed the decision until at least next summer.

ITV News deputy political editor Chris Ship reports:

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