New North East airport needs to be "as big as it can possibly be"

Plans for a new major international airport to be built in the North East have been put forward by a transport expert from Middlesbrough.

The airport would be built north of Peterlee, replacing the region's existing airports, and it is expected that it would be bigger than Manchester Airport.

Transport architect Tim Narey believes that a new airport for the North East should be as big as it can possibly be.

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North East could have new major international airport

Radical plans have been put forward for a major international airport in the North East. If the idea goes ahead it would replace both the Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports.