Harrow’s Council leader has welcomed plans for Heathrow airport’s expansion scheme.

Cllr Sachin Shah says Harrow business will benefit from the new plans and will help boost the local economy.

The expansion at Heathrow airport has reportedly been given the green light, and proposals include expanding an existing runway, as plans to build a second runway at Gatwick were rejected, according to reports.

Harrow Council leader Sachin Shah, said: “As a North-West London Council leader - I’ve supported Heathrow’s expansion from the very beginning.

“Heathrow’s been giving our local economy a huge boost for generations and this expansion will bring even more jobs and growth to our borough, improve our status as a global hub for trade and travel, and bring huge benefits for small businesses too.

“Harrow’s the best borough in London for small businesses, and everyone from our construction companies to our caterers will benefit from Heathrow’s expansion.”

A public consultation will now be held on the impact of a third runway at the west London hub before the final decision is put to MPs for a vote in the winter of 2017/18.

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