Nus Ghani MP, with other members of the Gatwick Coordination Group (GCG), has welcomed the Airports Commission’s unequivocal endorsement of Heathrow as the location for the UK’s new runway.
In a statement released by the Wealden MP this morning (Wednesday, July 1), it said: “The Airports Commission has made a decision in the national interest.
“The Commission was faced with a choice between the strong business case for Heathrow and the flawed case for Gatwick: the Heathrow option has a national economic benefit in excess of £100billion more than Gatwick and four times more new jobs spread across the UK, while the Gatwick option lacked resilient surface transport infrastructure and sufficient extra local labour force.
“Unsurprisingly, the Commission has found in favour of Heathrow, the significantly better option for Britain. The report clearly shows Heathrow can expand while meeting the key economic, infrastructure and environmental tests.
“Having “unanimously concluded” the benefits of Heathrow are “significantly greater”, the case for Gatwick is dead and buried.”
Following the news, Nus added: “I now call upon the Prime Minister to swiftly accept the Commission’s recommendation, to end any further uncertainty, and to get on with providing the airport capacity Britain needs to compete for trade and investment and to remain an important aviation hub in the twenty-first century.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.