In full disclosure, I have always been absolutely in favour of High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) that links London to Birmingham (passing very close to me but I don’t care), and eventually Manchester, and a third runway/expansion at Heathrow Airport. Britain needs it, those who live near it in the expensive upper class suburbs will just have to take one for the country and stop putting themselves first.
The latest CGI images from Heathrow show the new and vastly expanded terminal West of current T5, the new runway from several angles and some of the construction proposals. It looks amazing, something the whole country can be proud of.
Now all we need is for the cowardly government to give it the go ahead. I’d say it’s a 40-60 against and they’ll chicken out and do what nobody thinks is sensible and give it to Gatwick where it will be promptly wasted.