Yachtsman's East Coast paradise under threat
Heathrow-on-Sea, the £40 billion airport vision of London Mayor Boris Johnson, would accommodate Gatwick in the Thames Estuary as well, according to a report in the Medway Yachting Association Yearbook.
Leader of Medway Council, Rodney Chambers, said the six runway airport would be so huge it could take both airports throwing thousands of workers on the dole in the west of London and East Sussex.
‘Under this scheme the Garden of England would become the Driveway of London – the capital’s car park. Thankfully the mayor’s office seems to be in an isolated minority over the airport scheme as no heavyweight national politician has waded in to support them. The new Infrastructure Planning Commission starting this month will stop locally elected politicians making decisions on major projects.’
A campaign to stop the airport has been launched at www.stopestuaryairport.co.uk