Would an expansion of Heathrow Airport be good for Sheffield City Region businesses?
The question will be debated at a ‘One Hub or None?’ seminar on September 11 organised by Sheffield Chamber in association with Heathrow, which claims the lack of capacity is costing the UK up to £14bn-a-year and a third runway (see pic) is needed.
But Tim Hale, of Sheffield Chamber says: “Expansion of Heathrow is a crazy idea as it will further concentrate resources in the south once. Doncaster Airport has an enormous runway, and room for massive expansion of freight and passengers. It would be an appalling dereliction of opportunity if this was not utilised more.” www.scci.org.uk/events