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The Week Middle East - - News -

Four coun­cils whose res­i­dents will be af­fected are plan­ning a joint le­gal chal­lenge to the de­ci­sion. They will ar­gue that the ex­pan­sion will lead to a breach of EU rules on ni­tro­gen ox­ide pol­lu­tion. They in­clude Wind­sor and Maiden­head, where May is the lo­cal MP. She has in the past op­posed a third run­way, on the grounds of its im­pact on her con­stituents. To build the run­way, 750 homes will have to be com­pul­so­rily pur­chased, and the own­ers of a fur­ther 3,750 will be given the op­tion of sell­ing their prop­er­ties to the air­port. They will all be of­fered their homes at “un­blighted” mar­ket value, plus 25% – at an es­ti­mated cost of up to around £1.5bn.

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