Following the Government’s announcement a third runway is to be built at Heathrow, Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council comments:
“This is a calamitous decision. It’s clear whatever side of the argument you are on, the only option that can realistically deliver is Gatwick. Heathrow will be mired in consultations and judicial reviews for decades to come and will never happen.
“All of our neighbouring councils regardless of political party, are against this decision. Gatwick’s expansion could have meant economic growth, jobs and skills for Croydon and south London.
“As leader of Croydon Council I am determined to ensure the fight goes on to secure the best for Croydon residents and businesses.”