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Re: Island airport.
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Newsgroup: uk.transport.london
Posted by: Tom Anderson
2008-06-17 14:37:03

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On Tue, 17 Jun 2008, John Rowland wrote:

>> From:
>> http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/display.var.2342685.0.lost_rivers_and_island_airports_mayor_boris_livable_london.php
>>
>> "...And people living under Heathrow's flight path might be keen on an
>> audacious plan to move the airport to an offshore island in the Thames
>> Estuary.
>>
>> The proposed project would cost 30billion according to the Thames
>> Estuary Airport Company (Teac), who believe the project could be
>> solely funded by the private sector.
>>
>> The site would be about three miles northeast of Minster on the Isle
>> of Sheppey.
>>
>> While the idea has not been formally supported by the Mayor, it is
>> understood he is keen in exploring the possibility.
>
> Since the Thames Estuary is not part of London, is it the mayor's
> business to explore the possibility?

Since Heathrow definitely is part of London, yes.

tom

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