>> We are sending clear signal that when we leave the EU, Britain is open for business.>> Westminster want everyone to know that Brexit Britain is still open for business.>> Hear, hear.
>> Starting here at Heathrow Airport. Plan for $22 billion expansion outlined on Thursday, ending 25 years of indecision. The big focus, boosting global trade links. The government arguing that a third run way is vital for Britain's economy and businesses. Airline Virgin Atlantic says it hopes the expansion will increase competition at the airport and improve the passenger experience.
But residents living here on the western edge of London aren't happy. And the latest plans have re-ignited a row over pollution. The Transport Department says development will only ahead if air quality and climate change quotas are met. And those effected will receive up to 2.6 billion pounds of compensation.
British media reporting details of the proposal, among them plans for more domestic links and a potential ban on night time flights. But any concrete decisions can only come in May after a 16 week consultation.