Airports expansion decision 'next week'


24 October, 2016

The Prime Minister won't want to run the risk of her small majority becoming any smaller.

He's also pressing for a quick decision, which is cheeky considering that in power he kicked the Heathrow can as far down the road as a listless street urchin.

The Prime Minister is widely tipped to make a decision on whether to back a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick, or both, next week.

The letter urges the Prime Minister to be "bold and build", saying: "Giving the green light to Heathrow expansion will not only signal to the rest of the world that the United Kingdom is open for business post-Brexit, it is a big test of how serious the Government is about turning its soundbites on industrial strategy and infrastructure, backed by public investment, into reality". "I suspect if it were we would know about that by now".

Heathrow expansion also faces opposition from lawmakers in residential west London, where hundreds of homes would have to be demolished to accommodate a third runway. That has now been delivered, but a succession of factors-notably the referendum campaign on European Union membership-has seen the final decision being repeatedly postponed.

"The Government is very clear on the importance of making a decision - the need to address the problems around airport capacity and the huge economic opportunities of airport expansion".

"I think right now, given how long it's taken this decision to happen in the first place, my focus would be on doing what we should do now", Grayling told the House of Commons Transport Committee.

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"And in light of that there would be a certain period of time after the committee had taken its decision where they would be able to express those views and they would not be expected to publicly support the government's decision".

Earlier, Theresa May told ministers at Tuesday's Cabinet meeting that a decision on increasing airport capacity in the South East had been "delayed for too long" and that it was important to now take a decision "in the national interest", her spokeswoman said. Heathrow's extra-runway option, proposed by owner Heathrow Airport Ltd., was highlighted by the Airports Commission as easily the strongest plan on offer.

In a series of Twitter messages, the Tory MP for Tatton wrote: "Time for a decision on airports and go for Heathrow".

The third runway could be built by 2025 and would cost £17.6bn.

The airport's chief executive, Stewart Wingate, said: "The difference in noise impact between the two schemes is stark".

Three options are on the table: a third runway at Heathrow; a second at Gatwick; and the Heathrow Hub option of extending one runway.

Labour's Mayor of London Sadiq Khan favours Gatwick.

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