Beckett Rankine: 40billion airport for London… in the middle of the Channel

Unveiled: 40billion airport for London… in the middle of the ChannelBeckett Rankine unveiled the proposals for the four-runway airport todayIt would sit on a man-made island 1.8 miles off the coast of Kent Four runways would sit separately and operate independentlyA high speed rail link direct to London would be builtThe plans pose 'no conservation or environmental risks' | UPDATED: 20:26 GMT, 19 December 2012 Plans have been unveiled to create a new 39billion airport for London – in the middle of the Channel. Engineers unveiled the proposals for a four runway airport, which would ease pressure on the South East's overburdened runways, on a man-made island 1.8 miles off the coast of Kent on underwater banks known as Goodwin Sands.