|Link to Sunday Telegraph|
"A new airport in the Thames estuary could be built within 14 years, only two years longer than would be needed to build a third runway at Heathrow, according to new research.
"... The scheme has previously been criticised for taking too long before it could ease pressure on Britain's busiest airport.
"But a report for architects Foster + Partners, which has produced the plans for an airport on the Isle of Grain in Kent, suggest it would barely take longer than proposals to extend Heathrow."