Watch the video of Lord Norman Foster present the full plan here - much more than an airport – it’s a projected view of what a future infrastructure development could like in Britain. A joined up thinking, grown up approach that brings together rail, freight, aviation, energy supply, flood protection and regional development.
It comes at a cost not only in £billions, but like any project of this scale in the UK it will have an impact on the environment, wildlife and people will be affected, communities will have to move to make way for the development.
The third runway at Heathrow and the High Speed 2 projeccts were also with a cost to the environment and communities.
It is an unique opportunity to reassert Britain’s role as an international gateway for people, freight and communications.