Heathrow third runway close to getting government green light

Heathrow third runway close to getting government green light

Whitehall study into air quality expected to give all-clear as Greenpeace and local councils prepare to launch legal challenge

Heathrow is edging closer to securing government approval for a third runway after the airport indicated that a last-minute Whitehall study into air quality will give the all-clear.

The airport’s chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said he had “no reason to believe” that any issues had been raised in research conducted this year by the Department for Transport into air quality around Heathrow, despite consistent breaches of legal limits. He said: “Everything we have seen suggests that it won’t be an issue. I suspect if it were we would know about that by now.”

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Source: Guardian Transport

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