Labour could end all airport expansion in the UK under radical plans drawn up by party activists to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.
The pro-Corbyn campaign group Momentum has teamed up with grassroots campaigners to try and pressure Jeremy Corbyn into adopting more drastic measures to slash pollution by the end of the next decade.
With the Labour leader declaring climate change one of his top priorities, his supporters hope to push their proposals to a vote at the party’s conference next week in order to make them official policy.
Scores of local Labour branches have submitted motions on climate change to the conference, with at least seven calling for an end to the future construction and growth of airports.
Whilst Momentum has not yet publicly called for blocks on airport expansion, a senior insider told The Daily Telegraph that it was likely to throw its weight behind the proposals in the coming days.
They added: “We specifically want to see radical policy on the climate and if you’re talking about net zero by 2030…one of the less radical things will be not building anymore airports. It’s actually quite pedestrian.”