Heathrow comments covered by City AM and the Daily Express

Sam Bowman's comments on the approval of Heathrow's third runway were covered by City AM and the Daily Express.

City Am reported:

Sam Bowman, executive director of the Adam Smith Institute, said: "It’s a big point in this government’s favour that it has finally gone ahead with the plans, and a sign that it might be willing to push ahead with other important projects that local NIMBYs don’t like.
"We shouldn't feel too sorry for local residents, no matter how vocal they are. Their house prices will have been lower to reflect the inconvenience of living in the flight path, compared to similar houses in quieter areas and, for anyone who has bought a house in the past four decades, also to reflect the probability of a third runway being built. So the trade-off for them is cheaper housing in exchange for a bit more ambient noise from aircraft."

A second City AM piece reported:

Sam Bowman, executive director of the Adam Smith Institute, said "we shouldn't feel too sorry for local residents".
Bowman said: Their house prices will have been lower to reflect the inconvenience of living in the flight path, compared to similar houses in quieter areas and, for anyone who has bought a house in the past four decades, also to reflect the probability of a third runway being built. So the trade-off for them is cheaper housing in exchange for a bit more ambient noise from aircraft.

The Daily Express reported:

Sam Bowman, executive director of the free market think tank the Adam Smith Institute, said the approval of third runway was “long overdue good news”. 
He said: “Britain should be as open to air passenger traffic as possible, being one of the world’s premier tourist and business travel destinations.”