Third Heathrow runway proposal - a long delayed report with outdated arguments

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the support for a third Heathrow runway by the Davies airport commission, said:

“This much delayed report simply repeats many outdated arguments in opting for a third Heathrow runway.

“However many conditions are set ultimately a third Heathrow runway will have devastating consequences for a large section of London in terms of noise and increased air pollution.

“By advocating a third Heathrow runway it seems all the evidence for better using the extensive spare airport capacity at airports such as Stansted have been rejected. The commission’s inability to consider a future with fewer internal and European flights is also depressing.”