The race for a new runway has finally been halted, as a decision has been made to expand Heathrow airport. Heathrow has been given the go ahead for a third runway; however we may not have confirmation until 2017/18. There will now be a statutory public consultation process before a final decision is made and put to MPs next year.

If all goes to plan, the planning process should be over by 2020; meaning we can expect to be ...