Former chancellor says there is ‘overwhelming economic case’ for extra runway at Britain’s largest airport

The expansion of Heathrow airport has received its most explicit endorsement from a major Westminster political figure since the Airports Commission reported in 2015, after the former chancellor George Osborne said the economic case to build at the west London airport instead of Gatwick was “overwhelming”.

While Osborne has long been thought to back Heathrow, ministers had carefully maintained the line that either of London’s biggest airports could be expanded, despite the commission’s recommendation.

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Source: Guardian Environment