22 FEBRUARY 2016
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Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to extend the northern runway at Heathrow, has received a huge boost in its campaign to provide the UK with the additional aviation capacity that the country urgently needs.
The Intellectual Property Office, part of the UK Patent Office, has granted patent approval for the application, which involves extending the northern runway at Heathrow airport to 6,800 metres and dividing it into two with a 650m safety zone.
Heathrow Hub does not own the airport and its preferred option is to license or sell the concept to Heathrow Airport Ltd.
Jock Lowe, director of Heathrow Hub, said: “Our independent proposal – which from its inception has been designed to be politically and socially acceptable – is still very much in the game, being considered by the Department of Transport alongside Heathrow Airport Ltd’s third runway and a second runway at Gatwick.
“There can be no doubt that expansion at Heathrow is in the best economic interests of the entire country and our extended runway is cheaper, simpler and less disruptive than Heathrow Airport's own third runway scheme. It also brings no new areas into the noise footprint.”
The Heathrow Hub promoters claim the scheme provides the required additional capacity with the minimum disruption and at the lowest feasible cost. www.heathrowhub.com
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