Gatwick runway plan boosted by consultation on Heathrow air quality
Airports commission has reopened its public consultation on air quality after general election returns large number of anti-Heathrow MPs
Gatwick was given a boost in the battle for a new runway on Friday, as the airports commission unexpectedly reopened its public consultation to focus on air quality – after an election which returned a strengthened cohort of anti-Heathrow Conservative MPs in government.
With the commission’s recommendation on whether to expand either Gatwick or Heathrow expected within the next eight weeks, the decision to consult further was seized on by Gatwick as a “showstopper” for Heathrow.
Source: Guardian Transport