Heathrow reveals expansion plans
Heathrow Airport is planning to construct a third runway by 2026 and complete its expansion by 2050, according to its “masterplan” published on Tuesday on airport’s main webpage.
The plan includes diverting rivers, moving roads and rerouting the M25 through a tunnel under the new runway.
Heathrow’s expansion has faced fierce opposition, but the airport says it has engaged with local communities and other stakeholders.
The proposals are now open to public consultation until 13 September via airport’s official website.