Members of Parliament are voting on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
Opponents of Heathrow expansion have attacked the scheme on environmental, noise and financial grounds, with some making the case for an alternative expansion scheme at Gatwick airport.
The Government has made the following five pledges.
- No cost to taxpayers
- 100,000 jobs
- Guaranteed benefits for the UK including internal flights and rail links
- Environmental protections
- The ability to fine Heathrow or ground aircraft if the airport breaks its own promises over the scheme
What do you think? Is the 3rd runway a good idea or not? Where else could the extra runway go?