LCCI response to Supreme Court ruling relating to Heathrow Airport expansion

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Responding to the Supreme Court ruling relating to Heathrow Airport expansion, Richard Burge, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:

“The delivery of the Government's ambitions for Global Britain are dependent on world-class connectivity. That will require a UK hub airport, linked to the existing transport network.

"It’s hard to see where else is better positioned to deliver that than Heathrow.  Frankly the Government should have been making the case, as this was never just about commercial enterprise, but about the future of the country’s national infrastructure.

“Heathrow, and indeed other London airports, have already made substantial commitments to sustainability and net zero, and are supporting airlines in their emissions reduction through green innovation.  This verdict now presents a chance for the UK to have future-proofed connectivity, for London to maintain its world city economic role for the benefit of the whole of the UK, and for Britain to show that it will be a global leader in sustainable aviation.”