Third Runway Would Be 'Devastating' For Chiswick
Anti-airport expansion meeting hears about potential impact on local life
A third runway would have a "devastating" impact on Chiswick, andwould bring extra noise, pollution and road congestion, according to an anti-expansion campaigner.
John Stewart, chairman of HACAN (Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise) told a packed meeting of over 400 residents at St Michael & All Angels church last night (Nov 25) that peoples lives would be "turned upside down".
He outlined the reasons for campaigning against expansion to The Chiswick Calendar
The meeting, organised by the Bedford Park Residents’ Association, supported by CHATR, (Chiswick Against Third Runway) was also attended by local MPs Ruth Cadbury (Brentford & Isleworth) and Rupa Huq (Ealing) and was intended to provide more information on the impact of a third runway on Bedford Park, and outline how residents could try to influence the Government's decision.
Rupa Huq said that Britain was already failing to meet EU pollution levels limits and it would be illegal to introduce anything which would make matters worse.
Ruth Cadbury said that legally, politically, fiscally and environmentally, it was a difficult decision for the PM. Within Parliament she believed minds were changing, from the SNP to Tory backbenchers.
Gary Malcolm, Councillor Southfield Ward and Peter Eversden, Chairman, the Bedford Park Society added more evidence about the unsustainability of the proposals, the impact of pollution, noise and traffic congestion. The already dangerous level of pollution in Chiswick High Road would reach those of the A4.
On Thursday , campaigners delivered hundreds of hand-written letters by residents of Chiswick to the Prime Minister, via the two local MPs. Ruth Cadbury and Rupa Huq have passed the letters onto Downing Street for his consideration.
Hamish Pringle, representing CHATR, said: “This hand delivery, care of two of our MPs, will mean a great deal to all the W4 residents who wrote to the Prime Minister. Their protest will be heard loud and clear: no ifs, no buts, no third runway”
November 26, 2015