A LEADING campaign group against Heathrow expansion has delivered its verdict on the Government's decision to delay making a choice on a third runway.
John Stewart, the chairman of HACAN, said: "We could see a very different decision in January than we would have seen in December.
"It does appear that the Government is having a re-think.
"It is under pressure not just from a wide range of opposition groups but also from the other political parties who have said they would scrap any expansion plans.
"And in recent weeks there have been signs of Labour MPs urging the Government to think again. The recession must be a factor too. The market may just not be there for expansion."
However, he stressed the delay cannot continue indefinitely and added: We do need to get a clear decision in January. The continuing uncertainty is just not fair on the people who stand to lose their homes if expansion went ahead."