Like some latter-day Howard Hughes, Boris Johnson simply can't stop thinking about planes. Having seen the Boris Island airport plan dismissed by the experts, the airlines, the local council, and his own party, the Mayor is reportedly considering a proposal to build an airport in Cliffe, on Kent's Hoo peninsula. The plan isn't a new one: it was considered by the Government in 2003, and dropped because of the associated costs and environmental damage, notwithstanding the lack of decent travel links to Hoo and the questionable wisdom of building an airport in an area coming under increasing risk of flooding. Yet Boris, like Hughes with his Spruce Goose, doesn't seem able to drop the idea of a Kent airport.
Boris Considers Peninsula Airport Proposal
Last Updated 25 October 2010