Heathrow airport is said to undergo a £19b expansion plan. This is needed for a 3rd runway at one of the busiest airports in Europe, a total of about 800 homes would also be demolished . the runway is the first new runway to be built in the South-East of England since the 1940s.
Notable ministers have concluded that the expansion is needed to keep London in connection to the rest of the world and keep Britain in competition with other global markets.
The airport authorities have earmarked about £1b as compensation to affected communities and individuals. There are also plans to reduce noise pollutions as the airport currently accommodates about 220,000 flights a year. At the completion of the runway they would have generated an additional 77,000 jobs.