On 25 October in a major boost for the UK economy the government
announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow – the first full length
runway in the south-east of the country since the Second World War.
The scheme will now be taken forward in the form of a draft National Policy
Statement (NPS) for consultation, it is understood.
The government’s decision on its preferred location, which will be consulted on
in the New Year, underlines its commitment to keeping the UK open for
business now and in the future and as a hub for tourism and trade.