Source: London Assembly
Commenting on the decision, Chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee, Caroline Russell AM, said:
“The London Assembly has spent many years investigating Heathrow Airport’s expansion plans, hearing from residents, climate experts, academics and we’re all on the same page; Heathrow Airport’s expansion plans should not go ahead.
“We’ve been very vocal in our opposition to a third runway at Heathrow Airport. From all sides of the political spectrum, this is an issue that we are utterly united on.
“Today’s ruling has been a long time coming and finally, we’re starting to see common sense prevail so that the climate and Londoners’ wellbeing are put ahead of the interests of the airline industry. The Assembly will continue to voice its opposition to any expansion at Heathrow Airport until all plans are off the table.”