Heathrow will limit enviro impact of new runway

Britain’s Heathrow chiefs have pledged that the airport would observe an extended ban on night flights and meet European air quality rules if the third runway project gets the green light, reports Reuters.

Heathrow – which is seeking government permission to build the new runway is today operating at full capacity – has been campaigning for 25 years for the go-ahead.

Political wrangling, objections from local residents in west London and environmentalists have prevented expansion. A government-appointed Airports Commission last year named Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, as the preferred site for a new runway in London, setting out a number of conditions to help win over opponents.

 

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