140,000 birds need to be relocated under airport plans, says new report

Plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary could mean relocating around 140,000 birds at a cost of millions of pounds, according to a new report.

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Airport on Isle of Grain would 'decimate' area for birds

"This report clearly shows the high risks, uncertainty and costs of putting an airport into an area which is one of the most important for waterbirds in the UK. It would decimate these important environmental areas with any mitigation or compensation measures requiring vast areas of land to be made available at enormous cost.

This is another showstopper report demonstrating why this absurd scheme should never be allowed to go ahead."

– Rehman Chishti MP, MP for Gillingham and Rainham

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