Decision to build third runway has been announced but there are still obstacles to overcome before project takes flight

Six years after it overturned plans to build a third runway at Heathrow, the government has announced a renewed expansion of London’s main airport. A cabinet subcommittee of ministers, excluding some notable opponents of Heathrow, met on Tuesday morning and decided to endorse the verdict of the Airports Commission by approving a third runway, rather than choose another shortlisted scheme at Gatwick. The decision will be formally announced by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, in the House Commons.

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Source: Guardian Environment