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Big question: Was the government right to approve Heathrow expansion?

A panel of experts offer their views

By Prospect Team  

An airplane takes off from Heathrow ©Frank Augstein/AP/Press Association Images

On Tuesday, the government announced its approval of a third runway at Heathrow to expand the UK’s airport capacity. The move comes six years after the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition scrapped plans for the same thing. Parliament will vote on the matter in 2017 or 2018.

Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary, has said he is “truly proud that after years of discussion and delay”…

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