Major transport and infrastructure projects have huge environmental, social and economic implications, for present and future generations. That’s why it is vital that policymakers consider a full range of potential impacts as part of their decision making process.
- A third runway at Heathrow would leave the UK £5 billion worse off.
- The £5 billion cost estimate includes negative impacts on the local community valued at £2.5 billion.
Publication // April 18, 2010
“This new report establishes robust,well-rounded evidence for what many in business and civil society have suspected all along – that the case for a third runway at Heathrow is at best in complete and at worst completely flawed. By taking an approach based on Social Return on Investment analysis, NEF has produced a more rounded and realistic analysis of the costs and benefits of Runway 3.”
- from the foreword by Ian Cheshire, Group CEO of Kingfisher plc