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Decision on Heathrow expansion falls to next government

Decision on Heathrow expansion falls to next government

It has been confirmed that the final decision on Heathrow airport expansion will be taken by the next government, and won’t be considered until after the next general election at the very earliest. The much-debated new runway has been a sticking point for all political parties in previous years, and many MPs, including Transport Secretary Justine Greening, feel so strongly about the decision that there have been hints at resignations should the decision not go their way. The coalition government was initially against the idea of expanding the UK’s busiest airport (with London Mayor Boris Johnson one of the most vocal opponents), but now leading Tories are calling for the consideration of a third runway, and a new four-runway facility in the Thames estuary.

As the decision is put back until at least 2015, those who regularly use Heathrow airport can breathe a sigh of relief – for now. Attempting to find Heathrow airport parking in the third busiest airport in Europe can be a challenging task as it is, and with a new runway or expansion process on the cards, this would have been a task of monumental proportions.

Value Individual Parking is a provider of Heathrow airport meet and greet parking services that are guaranteed to overcome the crowds, whether the airport is expanded or not. The simple and efficient service allows customers to drive their own car to designated meeting points, either at the terminal itself, or at the nearby Heathrow Crowne Plaza Hotel, before their car is whisked away to a secure compound where a guaranteed parking space awaits. A range of optional extras, including a valet service, or an overnight stay at the popular Crowne Plaza Hotel, ensure that the trip to and from the airport is a stress-free one, and the lengthy circling of long-stay car parks and hassle of worrying about expensive overstays are completely removed.

Passengers travelling from Heathrow, with a Value Individual Parking booking, need only contact the Operations team 30 minutes before their appointment time. Upon arrival, a friendly member of the team will be on hand to begin the specialist meet and greet parking service, helping to unload all luggage from the vehicle. The car will then be taken by an expert vehicle handler to an off-site compound, with 24-hour monitoring and complete security. This allows passengers the extra time they need to navigate the busy airport, stand in the check-in queues, pass through security and make their flight on time.