An entire village has won a compensation claim of £1million from Manchester Airport after the noise and fumes from its second runway caused their house prices to lose value, according to the Daily Mail.
Nearly 600 homeowners will receive £1,500 each 11 years after the runway opened in 2001.
The long-running legal battle has seen the airport pay put more that £9million in compensation.
In addition to paying 583 households in Knutsford and Mobberley, the airport will also pay the council tax precept, which is levied to fund Knutsford town council and Mobberley parish council, for a year worth a total of £117,702.
This will benefit every household in the area and six local state schools will receive a £1,300 payment.
Manchester Airport chiefs said they would not hand out any more money because the legal time-limit for claims had passed.
Chancellor George Osborne said the compensation was a 'good outcome' for the property owners. Osborne, whose Tatton constituency covers the area, said: 'Years of hard campaigning have finally paid off. I want to thank local people for their support and Jeff Gazzard for all his work - he has been a star. At last we have a fair deal for local communities.'
Jeff Gazzard, a Knutsford resident who led the campaign, welcomed the compensation settlement and said: 'It's an acceptable deal.'
'We were totally reliant on the airport's good will because legal timeframes for compensation had passed so this was a fair solution.
'I don't think it is tokenistic but some people may be a little disappointed at the amount - they probably wanted a little more. We've taken extreme care to get this right and this now draws a line under the second runway issue.'
A Manchester Airport spokesman said: 'The legal process for Runway 2 claims formally concluded in 2010. However, since then, George Osborne MP and Jeff Gazzard have presented us with a convincing case which showed inequity in the legal process.
'We have now agreed with them a final package of benefits as a goodwill payment.
'We hope that this demonstrates our commitment to work with our local communities as a responsible business and finally draws a line under this process.'
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- Bilbao Airport, main terminal
Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, Bilbao's main airport terminal is known as "the dove". Frommer's describes it thus: "sharply-canted curves and lots of light streaming through, and bisected by, ribs which resemble cables."</p>
- JFK, Terminal 5, New York City
Designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, this spacious, modern terminal boasts "by far the best airport food court in New York". Frommer's also calls it "one of the greatest icons of the mid-20th century jet age." Praise indeed.</p>
- Madrid Barajas Airport, Terminal 4
This huge, light-filled terminal, with its expansive spaces and undulating ceilings, was designed by Richard Rogers and Antonio Lamela and went on to win the RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture in 2006. "This is an unusually intelligently designed terminal... Even when the terminal is full it never feels oppressively crowded," says Frommer's.</p>
- Menara Airport Terminal 1, Marrakech, Morocco
This airport looks has been compared to a Moroccan palace, twenty-first century style, with classic Islamic geometric and nature motifs inscribed into a giant network of concrete diamonds. "You could make a strong argument that the whole thing is one giant artwork," says Frommer's in its review.</p>
- Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea
Praise is lavished on this airport, not least for its entertainment factor. "Seoul's secret is to make sure that you're never more than a few steps away from an entertaining, elightening or amusing bit of Korean culture," says Frommer's. Scattered throughout, you'll find hands-on Korean craft workshops, a dress-up area where you can take photos in traditional clothing, plus "the best free internet cafes you've ever seen, a museum, and plenty of places to take a comfortable nap."</p>
- Singapore Shengai International Airport, Terminal 3
Is this an airport or an amusement park? Home to a butterfly garden, an 18ft waterfall, a huge indoor playground, a movie theatre, TV lounges and a huge four-storey spiral slide "that's a lot more fun than taking the elevator," says Frommer's. There's even an outdoor swimming pool...</p>
- "The Rock" Terminal, Wellington, New Zealand
This rugged, artistically constructed airport terminal has also been named the world's ugliest - but it's all a matter of taste. Opened last year, the Rock's egg-shaped buildings covered in copper is designed to turn blue-green in the sea air. Says Frommer's: "Inside, curving corners and geometric panels play peekaboo." Very posh.</p>
- Carrasco International Airport Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo's airport terminal, designed by Rafael Vinoly, is described by Frommer's as "a smooth dome, looking from the front a bit like a whale's mouth; inside, lines are smooth, clean and calm, with grand terraces overlooking the runways and arrival areas."</p>
- Jeddah Hajj Terminal, Saudi Arabia
This airport is unique in many ways. For a start, it's only active diring the "hajj" - the pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims. During this period, it's one of the busiest airport terminals in the world. According to <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/features/aiaAwards/10_25YearAward.asp" target="_blank">Architectural Record</a>, it is made of 210 open-air white fibreglass tents which create a chimney effect that can cool the scorching desert air by 50 degrees without air conditioning. It received the American Institue of Architects 25-year award.</p>
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