UK airport expansion plan out next week
REUTERS/ Britain will make a long-awaited decision next week on where to allow airport expansion near London, spokeswoman of Prime Minister Theresa May (pictured) said yesterday. Ministers who oppose it have been given the rare opportunity to publicly voice their dissent. The government will either support plans for a new runway west of London at Heathrow, the busiest airport in both Britain and Europe, or at Gatwick to the south. The decision has been debated for more than 25 years. May’s Cabinet discussed the options for more than an hour yesterday, her spokeswoman said, but the decision will be made by a smaller group of ministers. “It was not for Cabinet to take a decision today. That will be taken by the cabinet sub-committee on airports,” the spokeswoman said.