Heathrow third runway expected to get May cabinet green light

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Heathrow airport. The cabinet’s airports subcommittee is expected to back Heathrow expansion, six years after the coalition scrapped plans for the project. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA

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Theresa May’s government is likely to back a third runway at Heathrow on Tuesday, six years after the coalition scrapped plans for the project.

Two sources on the cabinet’s airports subcommittee have told the Guardian they expect the group to back Heathrow, after it meets on Tuesday morning to make a final decision.

Members of the nine-strong committee have been directed to make their decisions on the basis of the evidence of the Airports Commission, which was led by Sir Howard Davies.

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