London airport expansion decision could take till 2017-18


PLANS to boost London’s airport capacity may not receive full approval for at least another year, it emerged yesterday (October 19), even though the government is expected to announce its preference to expand Heathrow next week. Prime Minister Theresa May told lawmakers that a decision on whether to back a third runway at Britain’s busiest airport or instead expand London’s Gatwick will be subject to further consultation and a parliamentary vote. A letter to cabinet colleagues setting out the process confirmed this vote would be in the winter of 2017/2018. “This is a subject that has been debated, discussed, speculated…

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