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Heathrow Airport to have third runway by 2026

by LLB Reporter
18th Jun 19 1:44 pm

Heathrow Airport has published their master plan on Tuesday and will construct the new third runway by 2026 and complete the expansion by 2050.

The plan entails that the M25 will be re-routed through a tunnel under the new third runway along with moving roads and rivers.

The proposals for the third runway and are open to public consultation until the 13 September.

The proposed approach will be staggered with the first phase of the new runway being built by 2026, then new terminals and other infrastructure to be completed by 2050.

Emma Gilthorpe, Heathrow’s executive director for expansion said, “We have been working with partners at the airport, in local communities and in government to ensure our plans show how we can grow sustainably and responsibly, with environmental considerations at the heart of expansion.”

Homeowners that are in the compulsory purchase zone will be paid the market value plus 25%, and it is expected 761 homes are to go and the entire village of Longford.

Robert Barnstone, campaign co-ordinator of Stop Heathrow Expansion said, “Heathrow’s plans are laughable.”

“Not only does it want to disrupt people’s lives for up to 30 years whilst building this new runway, but now proposes jumbo-size car parks whilst pledging to reduce the number of people using cars at the airport.”

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