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London Airport

The Cabinet discussed the proposals for the site of the main international terminal airport for the UK to be built at Heathrow on 10 January 1946.  They also discussed the need to acquire land to build the runways, the need to control future building development in the area to ensure the safety of aircraft landing and taking off.  They discussed the need for new roads in the area but they thought that a rail link would not be required until some experience of the operation of the airport had been agreed but they agreed to look at preparing a scheme to extend the tube network to the airport.  The estimated cost of building the airport and the links was about £30 million and there was some discussion as to whether the case had been made for acquiring some of the land and the construction costs.  The Cabinet agreed that a Bill should be prepared to allow for the acquisition of land and that the costs should be looked at again.