Say No to Heathrow Expansion
- Heathrow court case – and how the government misled Parliament- The court case (Judicial Review) against the government’s decision on a third runway at Heathrow commenced yesterday (11th March). The case is being brought by local councils, Friends of the… … Continue reading "Heathrow court case – and how the government misled Parliament"
- Heathrow Airspace consultation closes- Heathrow Airspace consultation closed on 4th March. See previous post for details. West London Friends of the Earth has submitted a response. The consultation was disgraceful. WLFOE explains why: "The… … Continue reading "Heathrow Airspace consultation closes"
MPs have voted in favour of a third runway. See blog.
A third runway would mean nearly 50% more flights and passengers per day. There would be huge local impacts – noise; air pollution; congestion; danger from accidents; loss of homes; destruction of communities and amenities; damage to wildlife and habitats.
At a wider level it would contribute to climate change and, remarkably, the government’s own analysis shows there is no net benefit to the UK economy. See links below for more on these issues.
The Airports National Policy Statement (NPS), which recommended a third runway at Heathrow, was presented to Parliament on 5th June. We consider it to be one of the most dishonest and misleading documents ever presented to Parliament. Seek links below which explain how and why. Vote in Parliament – see blog.
So who is responsible for this misrepresentation to MPs and Parliament? Here