Heathrow gets green light! Following the recent infrastructure backing across Hinckley and HS2. Heathrow is the latest UK mega project to be approved.
This is further confirmation of the governments long term "much needed" commitment to future proofing the nations creaking infrastructure networks.
Whilst there will be winners and losers reacting to this news. Few can argue the need for improved connectivity through our aviation network. With development already underway in Manchester and expansion plans proposed at Gatwick. The Government are hoping the improved links internationally and nationally with the likes of HS2 will help steady our recently economic wobble following Brexit and enable Britain to thrive into the 2020's and beyond.
Expansion of Heathrow airport has been approved by a committee of ministers, sources tell the BBC.Ministers approved the decision at a cabinet committee meeting on Tuesday morning.However, Downing Street has yet to officially confirm the decision.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will make a statement to the House of Commons about 1230pm on Tuesday, But the decision faces a long consultation before it becomes final.A study last year, led by Sir Howard Davies, recommended a third runway at Heathrow but other options included a new runway at Gatwick or extending one of Heathrow's existing runways.