In a landmark vote yesterday, Parliament unambiguously (415-119) backed expanding Heathrow – ending decades of political debate on one of the UK’s most pressing infrastructure issues.
MPs from across political parties joined forces to support the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement. The vote clears the way for Heathrow to submit an application for development consent for the project – unlocking billions of pounds in growth and creating tens of thousands of new skilled jobs across the UK in the early years of Brexit.
- MPs across political parties united to unequivocally back expanding Heathrow – ending decades of political debate;
- Approval unlocks billions in growth, secures tens of thousands of new skilled jobs and will ensure Heathrow expands sustainably;
- Heathrow will now prepare an application for development consent which will see construction begin in 2021;
- Within the next 12 months alone, Heathrow will sign £150m in contracts with British businesses, creating 900 new jobs and 200 new apprenticeships.