Green light for Heathrow expansion sources say

Green light for Heathrow expansion sources say

The UK Government has given the green light to plans to extend Heathrow Airport, according to sources close to the BBC.

The BBC has reported that the committee of ministers meeting today (25 Oct) have ended more than a year of uncertainty since the Davies Commission came out after backing a third runway at Heathrow.

Other shortlisted options were extending an existing runway at Heathrow or building a second runway at Gatwick.

Political editor Laura Kuenssberg tweeted:

Prime minister Theresa May chaired the meeting of the airport sub-committee - made up of key cabinet ministers including chancellor Philip Hammond, business secretary Greg Clark and environment secretary Andrea Leadsom.

A public consultation will now be held on the impact of a third runway at the west London hub before the final decision is put to MPs for a vote in the winter of 2017/18. 

 

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