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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:34 PM   #5681
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It wont happen, they have already decided to expand London Stanstead instead
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Old February 28th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #5682
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They haven't made any decisions on airport capacity for London and the South East yet - the coallition governnent delayed releasing it's own white paper/report into the potential options because it's such a divisive issues, and new 'scoping' proposals (like many of the Thaems Estuary ideas) keep cropping up.

No decision has been made, no government announcement confirming policy has been made, so to say otherwise is just opinion at this point.

Shame the government is taking so long, Heathrow is operating at 98% of capacity, and unless Heathrow is expanded (highly unlikely and controversial) then the UK and London has a problem. If all they do is add runways to London's other airports (Stansted, Gatwick and Luton) then all we will have is capacity spread over the place. And whilst this makes sense to people who do not fly, it does not make sense to international travellers who will either have to transfer between London airports to make onward journeys OR, more likelyfly via Frankfurt or Amsterdam instead. The problem that London will have then is that it does not have a strong aviation market and will not have as many destination airports that London serves. This will damage London's businesses and international standing. It will also mean increased costs for UK holidaymakers.

The one thing we do need, and I'm afraid the current government is not bold enough, is a 4 runway hub airport that has been designed from scratch, offering an efficient and chaos free travel experience. All of the current London airports are too piecemeal. Sadly we need a decision NOW as any solution that is decided on will take ages to come online.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #5683
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If this kent airport is realized one day it will benefit to the french part too because North is connected to kent via eurotunnel
Jobs would concerns Lille people too. We have just 30 minutes to join the coast then the area of airport.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #5684
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1 Blackfriars is now GO!!!!

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Old February 28th, 2013, 12:43 PM   #5685
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Seems like the problem is red-tape, as with any large scale project in the UK. You have to fight through a number of barriers before something goes ahead.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #5686
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Could be worse.... It could be like Paris where you can build nothing, except in La Defence...which isn't even in Paris proper.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #5687
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Seems like the problem is red-tape, as with any large scale project in the UK. You have to fight through a number of barriers before something goes ahead.

Those tossers at English Heritage screwed the original developers Beetham over, they objected to the original height of 192m, which delayed the project, and by the time the revised height of 160m was approved, the worlds financial system had turned to shit and Beetham went bust.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #5688
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Now there is good value for the taxpayer (ironic seeing as Tory Westminster and their bedfellows The Royals Parks also joined in)!
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Old March 1st, 2013, 02:42 PM   #5689
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Old March 1st, 2013, 02:49 PM   #5690
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Old March 1st, 2013, 02:56 PM   #5691
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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:07 PM   #5692
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:27 AM   #5693
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London Mayor Selects Zaha Hadid To Design New Major Airport



Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) have been chosen by London Mayor Boris Johnson to draw up plans for a new major multi-runway airport in the southeast part of England. ZHA has been paired with a team of experts including representatives from Oxford Economics and York Aviation, plus British engineering firms Atkins and Pascall+Watson, who together will develop a scheme for a transportation hub that aims to play a vital role in the future of the capital’s economy.

When announcing the venture, Johnson stressed the urgency of the project, saying that he had tasked the dream team with “delivering a fulsome examination of the most realistic solutions to our aviation crisis in the shortest time possible.” Commenting on the program and goals of the development, Hadid acknowledged the project’s great scope and its local and global consequences: “This work is essential to deliver the most integrated transport solutions for London and the UK. It will enable London to maintain its position as one of the world’s most important economic, commercial and cultural centers; outlining the city’s future growth and development which has always been founded on global connectivity.

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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:28 AM   #5694
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Chipperfield Leads Sellar Canada Water Project

Canada Water has become a bit of a hotspot in London for redevelopment since the Jubilee Line station opened giving it quick connections to both the CBD of Canary Wharf and commuter stations such as London Bridge. This looks like being built on if proposals by Sellar Design + Development and Canada Water (Developments) go ahead.

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Old March 2nd, 2013, 07:08 AM   #5695
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Which airport is that proposed for? The one Boris wants in the Thames estuary? Or has another site been chosen?
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 03:15 PM   #5696
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Hopefully, This piece of junk is the next to fall. A 200-250m hotel and residential tower would be nice.

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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:27 PM   #5697
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Agreed, residential would be good for the city inorder to breath some life into it.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 04:28 PM   #5698
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Could be worse.... It could be like Paris where you can build nothing, except in La Defence...which isn't even in Paris proper.
Unnecessary Paris bashing.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 05:14 PM   #5699
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Camden Town is to be officially twinned with Hollywood to create its very own Music Walk of Fame.

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Old March 3rd, 2013, 01:59 PM   #5700
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