Government announces support for Heathrow expansion
The Government has today announced its support for Heathrow expansion as its preferred option for increasing airport capacity.
The news was announced via a press release from the Department for Transport which began:
“In a major boost for the UK economy the government today (25 October 2016) announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow – the first full length runway in the south-east since the second world war. The scheme will now be taken forward in the form of a draft ‘National policy statement’ (NPS) for consultation.”
Heathrow has welcomed Government’s decision to support its expansion and confirmed it will begin work to deliver the new runway that will connect all of Britain to the world, bringing new jobs and economic growth to every nation and region.
The decision declares Britain “open for business”. Expanding Heathrow will keep Britain growing at the heart of the global economy, do more than any other infrastructure project to share economic growth all around the UK and deliver more competition and choice for passengers.
The Government’s decision follows the unanimous and unambiguous recommendation of the Airports Commission last summer after a two and a half year, £20m study. The Commission confirmed that expanding Heathrow would have the biggest economic benefits for the UK and can be done while reducing noise for local communities and in accordance with EU air quality law.
To find out more about the announcement, see a CGI video explaining our plans, and find out more about the benefits of Heathrow expansion – please visit out dedicated expansion site: Heathrow.com/Expansion.