Thames Estuary Airport Feasibility Study (2)

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor tell me what businesses, business organisations and consultancy firms he has met with to date on the Thames Estuary airport and what future meetings he has in his diary.


Answer for Thames Estuary Airport Feasibility Study (2)

Answer for Thames Estuary Airport Feasibility Study (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The provisional, in-house, desk-top research carried out on the feasibility of locating an airport in the Thames Estuary was always intended as an internal briefing and was not party to external consultation. However, this initial report led to my appointment of Douglas Oakervee who has agreed to lead the GLA's preliminary feasibility study. Mr Oakervee is a highly experienced engineer and Executive Chair of Crossrail and I look forward to receiving his recommendations on how to take this study forward.