|Local MP Justine Greening Supports Decision To Postpone Third Runway Choice|
Agreeing that further work is required on the environmental aspects of airport expansion
Residents under the Heathrow flight path still don’t know for sure if the Third Runway is to go ahead after the Government announced today (10 December) that a decision on the Third Runway is to be delayed.
MP for Putney Justine Greening has defended the delay agreeing that further work is required on the environmental aspects of airport expansion in the south east. Her office stats that Justine has consistently represented her constituents, and our local concerns, on aircraft noise and pollution.
At this stage, the Government say that, while they are willing to endorse the commission’s conclusions up to a point, they want more work to be done on the environmental impact of expansion both at Heathrow and Gatwick.
The Confederation of British Industry have estimated that a six month delay would mean the new runway would not be in service until 2030 and would cost the economy over £5bn.
Labour’s London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan, was quoted on the BBC as saying London would not forgive Cameron "if he postpones the decision simply to spare Mr Goldsmith's 'embarrassment' during the election campaign".