No go Heathrow

The third runway at Heathrow will affect many local residents, including a number of our places and spaces.

The third runway at Heathrow will affect many local residents, including a number of our places and spaces.

The quality of some of the most precious green spaces across large areas of London and the South East will be under threat if the government’s proposals to expand Heathrow Airport proceed.

Now the government consultation on the possible expansion of Heathrow airport has closed, we take a look at what its findings mean.

Ian Wilson, Area Manager for London said:
'This government’s consultation has completely failed to reflect the damage that the expansion of Heathrow will have on vital green spaces across London, which are becoming increasingly important for people’s quality of life. Osterley Park in Hounslow is already seriously affected by noise from over-flying aircraft and if the proposed expansion of Heathrow gets the green light, park users and people living in West London could be subjected to constant aircraft noise.'

We are currently directly affected by aircraft noise from Heathrow at a number of sites across London and the South East, in particular at the 450-acre Osterley Park which is a highly valued green space in Hounslow. A recent poll of park users found that 77 per cent were opposed to further expansion.

In our submission to the consultation we also expressed concerns about the potential climate change impacts of expanding Heathrow airport and the lack of a clear economic case for expansion.

To register your opposition to the third runway at Heathrow, sign the offical petition here.