LONDON RUNWAY DECISION FACES FURTHER DELAY
THE AIRPORTS COMMISSION inquiry into aviation expansion in South East England may be delayed for further public consultation.
Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies has opted to examine more evidence on the problems caused by air pollution. The consultation was due to end on May 29. The delay comes after the Supreme Court ordered the UK to do more to improve air quality.
There are three options for a new runway – a second at Gatwick, a third at Heathrow, or extending one of the two existing runways at Heathrow. The Commission had been expected to make its recommendation shortly after May 7’s general election.