Heathrow expansion: new green spaces promised

On 25 October the government approved a controversial third runway at Heathrow which will deliver, says the airport’s delighted chief executive John Holland-Kaye, up to £211bn in economic benefit and 180,000 jobs

Heathrow’s expansion plans include wet meadows for flood protection and leisure facilitiesOn 25 October the government approved a controversial third runway at Heathrow which will deliver, says the airport’s delighted chief executive John Holland-Kaye, up to £211bn in economic benefit and 180,000 jobs.

Holland-Kaye has promised green infrastructure will form part of the expansion, spearheaded by a £105m investment to create new green spaces around the Colne Valley.

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