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COUNCIL OPPOSES THAMES 'AIRCRAFT CARRIER' FOR BUSINESSMEN

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Tower Hamlets LBC is opposing a scheme for a floating heliport in the Thames on the grounds that it should be subje...
Tower Hamlets LBC is opposing a scheme for a floating heliport in the Thames on the grounds that it should be subject to the same laws as would apply to a similar land-based structure, rather than a loophole in planning law being exploited, The Times reports (p8).

Thames Heliport plans to launch a 1,000-ton converted floating restaurant as a base for helicopter flights from the City to Heathrow, with 22 sites being used in rotation.

Approval has already been granted by the Port of London Authority and from the Civil Aviation Authority, but the local authority and environmental groups are opposing the scheme which aims to reduce the travel time for businessmen going to Heathrow.
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