Certainly air traffic is set to increase and certainly there is need to plan ahead, but Government and planners need to recognise that journeys do not always start and finish at Heathrow.
There is a solution that is cheap, practical and environmentally sound. At Liverpool there is a splendid airport with a 7, 500 ft runway and space for one or two more. Communication by road and rail is excellent and the locality is fog free. Take off is
from sea level, so aircraft can take off fully laden and flight paths over the Mersey estuary minimise the problem of noise.
Congestion and environmental disturbance will continue in South East England even with a whole new range of runways and terminals. Planned development on the Liverpool - Manchester axis would be sensible, cost-effective and environmentally acceptable.
Dr Emlyn Williams LiverpoolReuse content