It was very encouraging to read HD Osbourn's letter regarding an airport in the Thames estuary (NCE 14 February).
In 1998, subsequent to the opening of Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok airport, you published my letter advocating an airport in the estuary, possibly based on the Marinair scheme which had been submitted to the Government. This would have made use of 'knowhow' gained Hong Kong and been an ideal challenge to start the new century.
Would it not be possible for the ICE to support such a proposal, making use of investigations already made?
SF Thorne (F), Crossways, Milland Lane, Milland, Liphook, Hants GU30 7JP