Mayor of London Boris Johnson will today lay out a controversial plan to completely get rid of Heathrow Airport and redevelop it in a number of ways.
One of the key options is to instead build an “education quarter” that would supposedly create 100,000 jobs, the Telegraph reports.
Boris’s report, produced with property consultants Jones Lang LaSalle, also proposes that Heathrow could be replaced with 80,000 new homes, which could house up to 200,000 people and create 90,000 jobs. It is not yet clear whether these proposals cite direct or indirect job estimates.
Heathrow Airport currently provides 76,500 direct jobs on-site, and supports 22% of jobs in the local area, according to Heathrow Airport’s website.
The Mayor is, as we all know, in favour of building a new hub airport in East London that would replace Heathrow.