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Environmental concerns will be a key concern in determining whether a new runway at Gatwick or third runway at Heathrow is the optimal growth strategy.

Boris Johnson personally raised the prospect of taking legal action against the Government of David Cameron to speed up a review of London airport expansion.

The Evening Standard reported that the Mayor of London told the Prime Minister that he could go to the High Court to bring forward a government-commissioned study into Britain’s airports which is only due to report fully after the 2015 election. Meanwhile, Gatwick bosses today unveiled plans for a second runway which is sure to create a full-blown clash with Heathrow over which airport should expand to meet the South-East’s aviation needs.

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