PDF Icon House of Commons ‘Standard Note’ (04920): Proposals for an airport in the Thames estuary, 1945-2014

Since the 1940s, there have been a large number of proposals to build an airport near or in the Thames estuary. This note outlines the various on-shore proposals that have been put forward and the Marinair off-shore proposal. It does not deal with Boris Johnson’s proposals for a Thames estuary airport.