|Davies Rules South-East Needs New Runway
Airports’ Commission chief ruled out a no new runway option for region
In a keynote speech in London the head of the government-appointed commission investigating the airports issue argued that at least one new runway will be needed in London and the South East in the coming decades to cope with rising demand from business and leisure travellers.
Sir Howard said:
"A mechanism for managing the carbon impacts of aviation will be needed if the UK is to achieve its statutory carbon targets."
However, he argued that any growth needed to be within the climate change targets set by the Committee on Climate Change, the Government’s advisers.
The Commission is on course to produce its interim report in December where it will shortlist options for new runways or airports that it will want to examine in more detail. Its final report will be published in summer 2015, two months after the next General Election.
HACAN chair John Stewart said:
October 11, 2013