Boris Island dropped: press statement from HACAN

1st September 2014

With the news that an official statement will be made tomorrow  (2nd September) that the Airports Commission has ruled out an Estuary Airport, HACAN, which opposes a third runway at Heathrow, made the following statement:

 HACAN chair John Stewart said: “I don’t expect that this will mean that Boris Johnson or his supporters will give up on the idea of a brand new airport.  The idea of an island airport is likely to be floating around for some time yet.  Johnson remains an implacable opponent of a third runway at Heathrow and has reservations about the value of a second runway at Gatwick.”

Stewart added: “This statement makes it clear that Davies sees it as a choice between Heathrow and Gatwick.  Whether a future Government will see it that way is another matter altogether.”