Airports commission backs third runway at Heathrow


The Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway that will add close to £150bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.

heathrow airportIt would also connect Britain to 40 new destinations around the world.

Downing Street officials say they want to digest the report properly, without making “a snap judgement”.

Sir Howard Davies’s report said that the new runway should come with severe restrictions to reduce the environmental and noise effects reports BBC.

Night flights should be banned and the government should make a Parliamentary pledge not to build a fourth runway.

The report also recommends an aviation noise levy to fund insulation for homes and schools and says a legal commitment should be made on air quality.