TheCityUK comment on Heathrow Court of Appeal ruling

The Court of Appeal has ruled to uphold a challenge to a third runway at Heathrow on climate change grounds.

Commenting on the decision, Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK, said:

Ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s airport capacity is a blow to any serious vision of a ‘global Britain’. Building an integrated world class infrastructure network is vital to the UK’s international success and to boosting economic growth and jobs across the whole country.

The UK seems stuck in the international infrastructure slow lane. We shouldn’t be surprised if it means that we get overtaken by our competitors.