Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Cabinet approves Heathrow expansion

Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been approved by ministers.

The government's economic sub-committee, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, backed the plans which were then approved by her full cabinet.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it was a "historic moment".

Announcing £2.6bn in compensation for residents and noise abatement measures he said it would only proceed if air quality obligations were met.

BBC     News.

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