Heathrow Third Runway Given Green Light

In Autumn 2016 the Government gave a ‘green light ‘ to a 3rd runway at Heathrow.  That doesn’t mean to say it will be built.  There will be a consultation on the proposals in 2017.  Parliament will vote on the proposal at the end of 2017 or in early 2018.

Then Heathrow Airport must consult on detailed proposals for a third runway before they go before a planning inquiry.  Heathrow does not expect to get final permission for a third runway until 2020 or 2021.  It will not open before 2024 or 2025.

There is still a lot of opposition to a third runway.  The proposal will face legal challenges in the courts.  It will face a lot of opposition from local residents.  And it will  face serious direct action.

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