Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has today welcomed the publication of a revised expansion plan published by Heathrow Airport for submission to the Airports Commission.
Heathrow today announced an improved plan to expand the UK’s hub airport that will create more than 100,000 new UK jobs and at least £100bn of UK economic benefits. Heathrow has stated that the revised plan will mean:
Alok Sharma said: “The continued success of Heathrow is absolutely vital to the economic future of Reading and the wider Thames Valley area. I welcome Heathrow’s revised expansion plan, which would provide more than 100,000 new jobs and add at least £100bn of economic benefits to the UK.”
Alok continued: “The western wedge area around Heathrow already accounts for ten percent of UK economic activity, so any decision that ultimately led to the downgrading of Heathrow would be bad for business, bad for jobs and bad for investment.”