Campaign group Airport Watch warned that the Airports Commission interim report will be “the trigger to 18 months of intense campaigning against Heathrow expansion”.


John Stewart, chair of HACAN, which represents residents under the Heathrow flights paths, said: “Although Davies’s proposals focus less on Heathrow than had been rumoured, there is little doubt they will act as the trigger to 18 months of intense campaigning against Heathrow expansion.”


He added: “The scale of the opposition will be so great that we believe that they are politically undeliverable and should have been dropped at this stage.”