The Mayor of London wants to build an international airport on a man made island off the Kent and Essex coast in the Thames Estuary.
A government consultation on airport capacity for the South East of England is due to start soon amid fears that a huge international hub airport could be built on or near the Thames Estuary.
The expected consultation follows widespread publicity about three proposed schemes – two in Medway and one off the Kent coast.
Medway Council and Kent County Council launched a campaign two years ago, with the backing of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), to make sure a hub airport is not built here due to the massive impact it will have on our area and the environment.
And the campaign continues. A decade ago, we successfully fought off a similar scheme at Cliffe, on the Hoo Peninsula, thanks to overwhelming support from the public and you can help to ground the most recent proposals.