INTERVIEW: Letting Britain Fly

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The campaigns of the three options put forward to the Airports Commission may be going into overdrive to get their points across to the wider public, but elsewhere in the lobbying landscape, there are people who aren’t too concerned about what Sir Howard Davies recommends, as long as he recommends that it’s done. “We simply want a quick decision on air capacity expansion, guided by the Airports Commission’s final recommendation.” Gavin Hayes of  Let Britain Fly tells me at the lobbyist’s brand spanking new offices in a rather prestigious West London postcode. “Let Britain Fly is airport neutral. We’re not going to take a view on which is the best option for airports expansion.” says Hayes, a veteran campaigner and director of the air capacity expansion group. Continue reading

VIDEO INTERVIEW: How bad is the noise under the Heathrow flight path?

Things had gone a little quiet on the Heathrow third runway vs Gatwick debate over the past couple of months, but things are set to change. Now that the General Election is done, and David Cameron – the man who famously said “No ifs not buts, no third runway at Heathrow” – is back in Number 10, the debate about air capacity expansion looks set to kick off in earnest once again. Continue reading