Third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow cleared for take off

Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon announced the government was in favour of a third runway and sixth terminal at Heathrow Airport today

The decision followed a public consultation which garnered intense and widespread opposition. Also announced was a massive programme “of up to £6 billion” of ‘hard shoulder running’ on motorways during busy periods to expand capacity, covering the most congested parts of the network, especially on routes close to London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. There will also be £250 million in funding to promote low carbon road vehicles.

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