Herts slams airport expansion plans
A coalition of three local authorities says plans to expand the region's airports are unacceptable and based on inaccurate planning assumptions.
The coalition claims BAA has ‘significant concerns, particularly over the road and rail network’ and says that without such an infrastructure in place before the additional runways come on stream, the government’s proposals are unworkable.
The group representing the three local authorities is particularly concerned about the ability of the M25 to cope with the projected increase in airport-related traffic.
The coalition also wants to the government to pay more attention to the environmental and social impact of its expansion plans, particularly the impact of noise, pollution and traffic.
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