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:
So, it seems done (at last!) Source tells me Heathrow did get the nod in committee this morning - No 10 won't confirm or deny, cabinet now— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) October 25, 2016
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.