The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said he will join legal action brought by local councils against Heathrow Airport expansion if Parliament votes in favour of a third runway next week.
At Mayor’s Question Time, Sadiq reiterated his opposition to the Government’s decision to back Heathrow expansion and highlighted what he sees as the many obstacles in the way, including environmental and noise impacts that a and concerns about funding transport improvements.
Sadiq’s announcement builds on his previous support for the joint legal challenge by the affected borough councils – Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead Councils. To date, TfL have provided technical support to the local councils, which Hammersmith and Fulham Council recently indicated they would join.
Sadiq favours expansion at Gatwick.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “While I believe in a better Heathrow, I do not believe a bigger Heathrow is the right answer for London and I remain committed to opposing such a short-sighted decision.”
“If the vote on Monday in Parliament goes in favour of a third runway, then it is my intention to join the legal action brought by the local authorities.”