Heathrow or not, have we resolved the human impacts of the third runway? | Andy McDonald

Heathrow or not, have we resolved the human impacts of the third runway? | Andy McDonald
It seems a hallmark of certain Tories not to have any respect for expert opinion. But we need to know the environmental, economic and social effects of growth

An announcement on the location of a further runway for the south-east is imminent. Seemingly the dithering and delay will soon be over. And not before time: Heathrow is indeed full. Gatwick’s runway is the second busiest on the planet. It is beyond doubt that additional capacity is needed. The imperative is overwhelming, but a decision on location is just the start of the process of delivering that capacity, not the end. There is still a considerable way to go. And it is absolutely right that the very serious environmental concerns that come with increased capacity are comprehensively addressed.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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