After the dramatic turn outs that which will be the best option to construct a new runway for South East of England; either its Heathrow or Gatwick for maintaining the country status as an international hub for aviation. The news which came out about this project suggests a further delay may happen due to the following referendum on Britain’s membership of EU. This was hinted by the transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, talking to LBC Radio. In this regard he added that
“I hope later this year. We have said we would hope to move some way by the summer of this year.” He further said “There’s lots of other things which are going on in the political spectrum – if there’s a referendum this summer, and the like. But I would hope by the summer of this year we will be able to make progress.”
There was already some concerns raised last month regarding to air quality, noise & carbon emissions if Heathrow being selected for this project. And from that time, the minister’s team decided to do more work on technical issues.
Remember that the third runway opinion came out after the research & findings of the Airport Commission which was established by the Department of transport in September 2012 under the supervision of Sir Howard Davies, a well-known economist.