The comment is based on the Transport Select Committee yesterday, chaired by Labour’s Louise Ellman.
It’s quite clearly becoming a political football as yet again the Labour Party seek to restrict growth on a greenfield site due to their small-minded and anti-trade stance.
The problem with the sticking plaster of a short third runway, followed by a fourth, or indeed four totally new runways to the west of London which wouldn’t alleviate the noise and pollution over London and would still require massive infrastructure investment in an already congested and expensive land corridor near Windsor is daft.
There is obviously agreement over the need for a four runway airport, and soon, which betrays that the type of solution is widely agreed.
Where it is sited – at a long term base East of London vs. a continuation of the inadequacies of the Heathrow site is the issue.