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Report backs third Heathrow runway - reaction

July 1st, 2015

Episode 452 of 1285 episodes

The Airports Commission is "clear and unanimous" that Heathrow should be allowed to build a third runway. Its judgement comes after three years and at a cost of 20 million. The chair of the commission Sir Howard Davies told Today that a new Heathrow runway would allow flights that are "very important to the future of the British economy" but there should be new restrictions on noise and pollution that would make the airport a better neighbour. Mayor of London Boris Johnson disagreed with the decision and said it "isn't deliverable". Sarah Montague asked Mr Johnson about his comment that he'd lay down in front of bulldozers before a runway was built at Heathrow. "I don't think my services of a bulldozer blocker will be required", as "it won't happen". We also hear from Stewart Wingate, chief executive at Gatwick and John Holland-Kaye, chief executive at Heathrow.

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