Airport battle rages on
The Airport Commission has reported. Heathrow should get its extra runway, if it meets a few conditions. So debate over? Hardly. Gatwick is fighting on and Boris is on the warpath. The battle has only just started!
The battle for London’s next runway is far from over, with Gatwick calling the conclusions of the Airport Commission into question. The ink had hardly dried on the Final Report by the Airport Commission when Gatwick Airport came out fighting with their ‘Initial response to the Airport’s Commission’s recommendation report’.
In presenting the report, the Chair of the Gatwick Airport Board, Sir Roy McNulty, had strong words: “Our view has always been that the assessments on which the Commission’s conclusions are based must be thorough, balanced, fair and well evidenced.”