Heathrow road build cost would be £3271 million - yes!! £3,271,000,000 more than for Gatwick.
Over 60 years, Heathrow Operations and Maintenance costs would be £598,297,016 more than for Gatwick.
I believe that all of the cost would have to be borne by the taxpayers.
It is surely clear that Gatwick is the Airport to be expanded NOT HEATHROW.
An internet search for "government airports-commission road network costs Heathrow" revealed this;
It is a Highways England estimate of road costs for expansion of Gatwick and for Heathrow.
In that document;
On Page 20 Table 2 Gatwick build cost:
Max estimate £300 million
On Page 21 Table 3 Gatwick Operation and Maintenance cost over 60 years:
On Page 22 Table 4 Heathrow build cost:
Max estimate £3,571 million (nearly 12 times as much as Gatwick)!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Page 24 Table 5 Heathrow Operation and Maintenance cost over 60 years:
£656,882,920 over 60 years (11.2 times as much as Gatwick)!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clearly Gatwick development is far far cheaper than Heathrow.
How much of this is to be paid for by taxpayers?
Clearly the Gatwick option is so much cheaper that the answer to the question of whether or not to expand Heathrow must be a resounding NO!!
Please let me know what you will do about this.
By copy of this to the Heathrow Expansion Independent Adviser Sir Jeremy Sullivan I also ask for his comments.