"When a decision is finally made about airport expansion in the South East, this must be accompanied by plans to optimise connectivity between regional transport hubs across the country.
"This will provide much-needed national coherence on transport planning matters."
She warned that local areas and regional airports could not be expected to deliver their own plans effectively unless there was "a vision for the country" as a whole.
A report by the Airports Commission conducted independently of Government, controversially recommended building a new runway at Heathrow, rather than providing a second runway at Gatwick.
But the Comission did not rule out another runway at Gatwick or the doubling of an existing runway at Heathrow.
The government has delayed acting on the report, published in July, until further analysis of potential environmental impact is carried out. It would also inconveniently draw attention away from the EU in/out campaign and a referendum this Summer,
Source: BBC, PA, Hansard, Airports Commission
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