New runway at Heathrow brings more local jobs

The Government has announced its approval for a new runway at Heathrow Airport – the scheme will now be taken forward for consultation. A new runway at Heathrow will bring economic benefits worth up to £61 billion including the creation of up to 77,000 additional local jobs over the next 14 years and the airport has committed to create 5,000 new apprenticeships over the same period.

Dr Phillip Lee MP welcomes the decision to approve the expansion of Heathrow Airport. It will ensure that, as a constituency, Bracknell will retains its position as a hub of innovation, productivity and prosperity.

“I have long made my support for Heathrow conditional on a commitment to do more for those liable to be affected by expansion, and so I very much welcome the proposed world leading package of mitigation, worth up to £2.6 billion. The Government has committed to a six-and-half hour ban on scheduled night flights and has announced that there will be new, legally-binding noise targets, both of which are measures I have long called for to ensure that my constituents can enjoy more reliable and predictable periods of respite from noise.”