Decision over 'Boris Island' is to be made this Autumn

News Shopper: The estuary airport plan is favoured by London Mayor Boris Johnson The estuary airport plan is favoured by London Mayor Boris Johnson

A DECISION on whether to add a Thames estuary "Boris island" option to an official airport expansion shortlist will be made this autumn.

Chaired by former Financial Services Authority chief Sir Howard Davies, the Whitehall-appointed Airports Commission has already shortlisted Heathrow and Gatwick Airports as possible sites for a new runway by 2030.

The estuary airport plan, favoured by London Mayor Boris Johnson, failed to make the shortlist in last month's interim report but the commission promised to look further at the scheme.

Announcing the future work of the commission in an "appraisal framework" timetable, Sir Howard said a decision on whether to add the estuary airport option to the shortlist would be taken in "early autumn".

Addressing an aviation conference in London, Sir Howard said the estuary scheme, costing as much as £112 billion, presented "many challenges and risks", adding the cost looked "rather daunting".

An extra third runway at Heathrow was given the go-ahead by the Labour government in 2009, but scrapped by the coalition Government when it took power in May 2010.

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5:09pm Fri 24 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

No one is going to tell them no when they are the bodies that make the decsisions no matter who say's no.
No one is going to tell them no when they are the bodies that make the decsisions no matter who say's no. white rabbit9
  • Score: 17

5:20pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Don't build the estuary airport but keep Boris Island and put WR9 on it, then blow all the bridges.

THANk yoU
Don't build the estuary airport but keep Boris Island and put WR9 on it, then blow all the bridges. THANk yoU Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -26

10:24am Sat 25 Jan 14

kennycrabshaw says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Don't build the estuary airport but keep Boris Island and put WR9 on it, then blow all the bridges. THANk yoU
Or even better dump you on it with yar lap top!!! he heeee he
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Don't build the estuary airport but keep Boris Island and put WR9 on it, then blow all the bridges. THANk yoU[/p][/quote]Or even better dump you on it with yar lap top!!! he heeee he kennycrabshaw
  • Score: 23

11:12am Sat 25 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

CYA Karl, they are coming after the 'membership' for the debt boy. Old fatty one and eye and a whelk has covered his fat arse by going nap.
I'd get round old gimpy Jefferson's and check under his mattress matey.

Oh you couldn't make it up this good. What a bunch of tards.

ROFLMAO at the show,
CYA Karl, they are coming after the 'membership' for the debt boy. Old fatty one and eye and a whelk has covered his fat arse by going nap. I'd get round old gimpy Jefferson's and check under his mattress matey. Oh you couldn't make it up this good. What a bunch of tards. ROFLMAO at the show, Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -37

12:15pm Sat 25 Jan 14

danm5577 says...

At the end of the day no one wants an airport near them, no one wants one built.
So I think the 3rd run way will happen.
At the end of the day no one wants an airport near them, no one wants one built. So I think the 3rd run way will happen. danm5577
  • Score: 8

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