No Third Runway? The Thames Estuary Option



In 2008, prospective Tory candidate for London Mayor, Boris Johnson, suggested building a major new international airport in the Thames Estuary to replace the ‘planning error’ that is Heathrow. Once elected, Johnson commissioned a serious study, headed by civil engineer Douglas Oakervee, into the potential for construction of an airport in the Thames Estuary. This chapter looks at the discussion held around the possible development of a fourth London airport in the Thames Estuary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Smith School of Enterprise and the EnvironmentUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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