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'HEATHROW LOSES RUNWAY FIGHT'

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Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow are to be abandoned because of concerns that it would break European Unio...
Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow are to be abandoned because of concerns that it would break European Union pollution limits, according to The Observer (p6).

It says that in a decision that will greeted with fury by some of Britain's biggest airlines and welcomed by campaigners against a new runway so close to London, government sources made it clear a second runway at Stansted in Essex was the favoured option.

Officials also believe that the demolition of housing and schools to make way for a new runway at Heathrow would lead to endless legal appeals that would make the option unviable.
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