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    Money List Winner Lord Tyrion's Avatar
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    Heathrow 3rd Runway

    I don't live in the south so genuinely have no idea about the ups and downs of this decision. However, from this point now they are estimating it will be 7 years before it is ready 7 years!!!!!!

    Costs: "the runway would cost 18bn to build and a further 15bn would have to be spent to upgrade local roads and other infrastructure, which passengers would end up footing the bill for" Based on past experience you can add somewhere between 25-50% to those figures.

    Why the heck does building in this country cost so much and take so long?

    Anyone live nearby and able to give a locals view?
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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    Daft idea. One of the busiest airports, with the busiest airspace, the busiest road network, and then expand the airport to make matters worse.

    I guess no one ever wants to fly to Stanstead though.

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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    2nd runway @ Gatwick would have made more sense

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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    Quote Originally Posted by spongebob59 View Post
    2nd runway @ Gatwick would have made more sense

    Agree with that - doesn't Gatwick have a bit more space round it (or Stanstead, Manchester, etc)? Another runway at Heathrow will be a disaster for people round there

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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    I live fairly close but have no sympathy at all with the nimbys who seem to spend their whole lives protesting about it. Heathrow has been a major airport for over 50 years so outside of the really occasional case, they have all chosen to move to that area and live near the flight path.
    SO STOP BLOODY PROTESTING ABOUT IT THEN!!!

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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    Heathrow was in desperate need of the 3rd runway - it's the busiest and best of the London airports.

    People also forget that it's not just an important passenger hub but also a UK border inspection post dealing with a significant amount of goods being imported and exported. Therefore equally vital for trade.

    So a decision that makes sense economically. Just a shame taken so long to make.

    Personally would like to see capacity at other UK airports also expanded.

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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    How much of the seven years is spent "getting approval?"
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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    I would put another at Heathrow and Gatwick. Think ahead I say.
    For those that complain about it, I say think of the jobs and revenue it will create.
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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    Quote Originally Posted by IanM View Post
    How much of the seven years is spent "getting approval?"
    No idea. Good question though. If anyone knows please post.
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    Re: Heathrow 3rd Runway

    With HS2 going to Birmingham wouldn't that make more sense as a location, loads of space & great road/rail links?

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