Heathrow’s Third Runway Approval Deferred

19 November 2009 (Last Updated November 19th, 2009 18:30)

The proposed third runway at London Heathrow Airport could take up to four years to receive approval. A new planning application for the £8bn runway will be submitted after the next UK general election. The third runway is opposed by environmentalists and the local population

The proposed third runway at London Heathrow Airport could take up to four years to receive approval.

A new planning application for the £8bn runway will be submitted after the next UK general election.

The third runway is opposed by environmentalists and the local population as well as the Conservative Party, which is widely tipped to win the next election.