Commission examining case for Heathrow expansion publishes submissions summary

09:53 07 August 2013

Commission panel chair Sir Howard Davies is urging everyone with an interest to offer their views on the proposals. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA

Commission panel chair Sir Howard Davies is urging everyone with an interest to offer their views on the proposals. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA

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Proposals submitted to the government-appointed Airports Commission - which include Boris Johnson’s plan for a four-runway Estuary hub - have been “imaginative and thoughtful”, according to the panel’s chairman.

Responses “show clearly the wide spectrum of views that exist”, Sir Howard Davies said, as the publication today of a summary of the views was announced.

One controversial plan submitted would see the building of a third runway at Heathrow, a proposal fiercely opposed by the Mayor of London, who prefers the construction of a large hub airport to the east of the capital.

Proposals for the expansion of Gatwick and Stansted have also been put forward.

Sir Howard, a former head of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), is due to present an interim report on UK airport needs by the end of this year and a full report in summer 2015.

He said: “The timetable to comment is tight, as we need to move quickly to winnow down the options and reduce uncertainty for potentially affected communities. I encourage everyone with an interest to make their views known, to help inform our recommendations on these complex and important questions.”

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