Q&A: airport expansion in London – what will happen next

Q&A: airport expansion in London – what will happen next

Whether it’s new Heathrow or Gatwick runways that ministers approve on Tuesday, here’s how events will unfold

Six years after it overturned plans to build a third runway at Heathrow, the government is set to announce a renewed expansion of London airports. A cabinet subcommittee of ministers, excluding some notable opponents of Heathrow, will meet on Tuesday morning to decide whether to endorse the verdict of the Airports Commission by approving a third runway, or choose another shortlisted scheme, possibly Gatwick. The decision will be announced by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, in the Commons after the meeting takes place.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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