- 50 signatories on letter published in Sunday Telegraph
- `Strong, determined leadership' needed for third runway
Prime Minister David Cameron must urgently approve a new runway at London’s Heathrow airport and resist any further delays, 50 business leaders wrote in a letter to the Sunday Telegraph.
"It seems the government may be drawn into yet another lengthy consultation on aviation capacity, resulting in further delays and uncertainty," said the signatories, who include WPP Plc Chief Executive Officer Martin Sorrell and British Chambers of Commerce CEO John Longworth. "The government must show strong, determined leadership and press ahead as swiftly as possible with a third runway at Heathrow as recommended by the Airports Commission."
Among other business leaders named in support are ICAP Plc CEO Michael Spencer, Aberdeen Asset Management Plc CEO Martin Gilbert, Land Securities Plc CEO Robert Noel and Canary Wharf Group Plc CEO George Iacobescu. The letter was organized by Let Britain Fly, a campaign lobbying for more airport capacity in the southeast of England.