Noise could clinch airport decision
THE public consultation document issued by the Airports Commission argues that a third runway at Heathrow will cost up to £4billion more than the airport has estimated.
A second runway at Gatwick would also be more expensive than its promoters claim, but would cause far fewer noise problems than Heathrow’s third runway.
Expansion at Heathrow would do more for the national economy, but a second runway at Gatwick would also deliver considerable economy benefits.
Both Gatwick and Heathrow are very much in the running. At the end of the day it will come down to political deliverability.
A new runway at either airport would boost the economy, but the report underscores the fact the noise at Gatwick would affect far fewer people. For politicians, that could be the clincher.
On Wednesday, December 3, we will be holding a public session near Heathrow where the consultation document will be debated. Entry will be by ticket only.
The commission will announce shortly how to register.
The consultation ends on Tuesday, February 3.
The Airports Commission is due to deliver its final report in July next year, two months after the general election. airport jobs.
At the very heart of this national debate is whether or not there is local support for airport expansion.
More than 50,000 local residents living in the communities surrounding Heathrow have already signed up to our campaign to grow the UK’s hub airport.
This figure is reinforced by polling that shows majority backing for Heathrow expansion in nine out of 10 parliamentary constituencies closest to the airport.
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