Airport expansion vote put on hold for more than a year by Theresa May
PM delays final vote on expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick to allow for public consultation and debate
Theresa May will not hold the final vote on airport expansion for more than a year to allow for public debate, with cabinet ministers such as Boris Johnson and Justine Greening allowed to express opposition if Heathrow is the chosen option.
The prime minister wrote to cabinet colleagues on Tuesday saying the government’s decision on whether to back airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick would be taken by a cabinet committee before the end of the month.
Source: Guardian Transport