RUNWAY DECISION: public take to social media to air views
The Government's decision to go for the Heathrow option rather than Gatwick has produced plenty of comment on Twitter.
There’s a great deal of support for the Heathrow option, but many people still think Gatwick will ultimately end up with a second runway.
“How quickly will we see any development at #Heathrow or #Gatwick - great news a decision made but surely both will happen.”
“It’s immediately apparent to most people that #Heathrow is far more accessible to most of the UK than #Gatwick. Common sense prevails!”
“#Heathrow announcement welcomed and I fully support airport expansion ideally at #Gatwick in the future too.”
“I remain optimistic #Gatwick will get the runway it needs to grow and thrive, #Heathrow is only the first step of UK airport expansion.”
Earlier, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas tweeted: “Our message is very clear. There should be no airport expansion at either #Heathrow or #Gatwick. #NoNewRunways.”
A view held by others: “#Heathrow #Gatwick expansion will benefit only small % of population while all suffer thru #airpollution.”
However, one person suggested this may be an ideal opportunity for Gatwick “Perhaps this gives #Gatwick a chance to be inventive & inspirational. Big long runway are so 20th Century. Build a 1,000m tall airship tower!”