Sunday, 25 March 2012


David Cameron has confirmed that the draft UK aviation strategy – originally due out for consultation in March but now delayed until the summer – “…will include an examination of the pros and cons of a new airport in the Thames estuary.” 
While the consultation will look at all options, Kent Wildlife Trust Chief Executive John Bennett said: “Proposals for airports in the Estuary have been ruled out many times, and its consideration yet again is contrary to common sense and a waste of taxpayers’ money.The Thames Estuary is internationally important for nature conservation, and an airporthere will be catastrophic for wildlife.” 
Head of Conservation and Policy at Kent Wildlife Trust, Sue Young, said: “The Government is a long way from the Conservative Party election pledge to be the greenest government ever. Wewill be ensuring that the environment’s voice is heard in the Estuary airport debate and are prepared to stand up for our natural heritage, together with the communities of North Kent and other environmental organisations. Kent Wildlife Trust continues to push for the removal of Estuary airport proposals from the consultation.”

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