Mayor looks at new Kent Airport site

Boris Johnson is reported to be looking at another site in Kent for a new London Airport.

The new site is the Hoo peninsula in north Kent. The proposal is part of a continuing desire to increase flight capacity around London without expanding Heathrow. It was considered by the Government in 2002, but left out of plans after a review, reports the BBC. It has been proposed to the Mayor by a former chairman of Cathay Pacific Airlways.

In a statement on Sunday, Mr Johnson’s spokesperson said: “The Deputy Chairman of Transport for London, Daniel Moylan, is working on a review that will certainly take (this) proposal into account. But whatever conclusion is eventually reached it is vital that a location for extra runway capacity is found for London to remain one of the leading world cities.”

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