The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced today his ambitious twenty year plan to build an airport in the shape of an Elephant on the moon.
The plan, to construct eight runways and over a hundred hotels will help cut emissions from the largest airports in the south of the UK and help protect the Thames Estuary from being over developed.
The BBC Director General, Mark Thompson is to work alongside the Mayor's Office as a special advisor, due to his experience in building projects on the moon, such as the BBC's new Moon Station which already have won him plaudits and recognition as a shrewd businessman.
Thompson said of his appointment, ''The Mayor and I have already spoken about the project and I have advised him not to employ Chimpanzees...we are looking at other options such as Badgers or Meerkats''.
Thompson made a brief reference to the Chimpanzees who were previously employed to build the Moon Station and that they had become 'self aware' and were now manufacturing ICBM's which were ''pointed directly at my house''.
The Mayor's Office refused to give budget costs but did announce that £5m had been put aside for lunch expenses and a think tank.
Some environmentalists slammed the idea as irresponsible and claimed that an eight runway airport on the moon could cause ''deforestation in the Amazon''.
Susan Carson of the Evergreen Greener Greens, said that building an airport on the moon was a good idea, ''as the moon had no atmosphere and was made of cheese''
A spokesperson for the Mayor's Office stated that ''The BBC Director General, Mark Thompson has been appointed as a special advisor to the Mayor and would be heavily involved in the Moonport''.