Estuary Airport 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1706
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is the Estuary Airport proposal idea 'dead in the water' ?

Answer

Answer for Estuary Airport 2

Answer for Estuary Airport 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No.

The UK needs a new hub airport serving London and the South East if it is to meet its economic potential. The best location for such an airport is to the east of London where there is adequate space, fantastic potential for regeneration and development and where environmental impacts on local communities can be properly mitigated.

TfL is currently examining 3 options that would meet these criteria, two in the Thames Estuary and one at Stansted.