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Chamber comments on Heathrow Supreme Court verdict

Author - Charlotte Johns

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James Ramsbotham, chief executive, North East England Chamber of Commerce said:

“The decision to create a third runway at Heathrow is fantastic news for the North East. On behalf of our members we have campaigned long and hard for this result, which will provide vital connectivity to the rest of country, Europe and the world.”

“This will form a key part of the Government’s Global Britain ambition opening up new international markets and allowing businesses to achieve their global trade aspirations. Our regional airports will be able to provide key connections for businesses to Heathrow.”

“Our businesses know Heathrow is an essential hub for so many routes and as the current airport is at capacity, the new runway is needed urgently to meet ever-growing demand. The construction work of a project of this scale is also likely to be a real massive economic benefit to our region and it needs to start as soon as possible.”

“Heathrow has already committed to net zero and the planning process will require Heathrow to prove the expansion is compliant with the UK’s climate change obligations, including the Paris Climate Agreement, before construction can begin.”

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