What next for London’s airports?

One of the first acts of the Coalition was to scrap plans for a third runway at Heathrow, whilst Boris Johnson’s plans for a new airport on an artifical island in the Thames Estuary have not been going anywhere much. So what next for the region’s airports?

This is what the BBC had to report:


What’s your view?

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  • The time frame for HS2 and the opposition that it is already developing will do little to aid capacity in even the medium term. I do not support a third runway at Heathrow or a second at Gatwick and coming from the north I am proud of Manchester airport. However I do believe that Boris is right – the UK needs a proper functioning airport for the capital and given all the problems at the existing airports in needs to be a brand new airport. However we cannot afford to wait – given our planning system. If we start now we might have a chance of it opening in 2035. The longer this goes on the more businisses will move to Paris, Frankfurt or Schipol.Whilst that might not be the environmentally friendly message some people would like to hear it is the economically important want. That is why the government is currently consulting on its airport policy.

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