With the dust of the UK election now settling down, news came out over the weekend that Davis Commission – which is looking to make recommendations over the expansion of airports in London.
The Davis Commission is to take on further evidence of the problems of air pollution in regards to the expansion of the London Airports – further delaying the publication of the findings of the commission according to this release.
The extension for commences is open until the 29th May 2015. Whilst the final report was due in June, it is expected the report will be delayed for new evidence to be taken into account.
Currently, the Davis Commission has outlined three options for London airport expansion:
- A 3rd runway at London Heathrow Airport
- Extending one of the runways at London Heathrow Airport
- A 2nd runway at London Gatwick Airport
If you were expecting a quick decision after the election if Heathrow or Gatwick was to be expanded, you were wrong. The expansion of airports in the London area is contentious at best, with no government willing to grab the nettle to expand the airports in the area.
And you have politicians looking more dishevelled than me saying they’d lie in-front of the bulldozers rather than let a 3rd Heathrow runway be built – which doesn’t help the arguments.
And whilst the talking continues, other hubs around the world continue to grow.
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