RESIDENTS TO GET BRIEFING ON THIRD RUNWAY
Committee Meeting on 25th September to include
information session on possible Heathrow expansion
third runway would probably
mean a flightpath directly over
Residents will have the opportunity to find
out what impact a third runway at Heathrow
will have on their lives. Hounslow Council
has organised information sessions at the Area
Committee meeting to enable local residents
to find out more.
Council will also be asking residents to give
their views on the third runway. Forms will
be available at the Area Committee meeting,
Chiswick Library and on Hounslow Council’s
. The results of this survey will be reported
back to the Government.
meet in takes place at 7.30pm on 25th September
at Belmont Primary School, Belmont Road.
According to Hounslow Council an additional
runway at Heathrow will mean the following:
increase of noise nuisance with new areas
in Hounslow coming under the flight path,
such as Chiswick and Brentford, and higher
levels of noise in areas under the existing
flight path due to concentration of larger
levels of air pollution with an additional
21,000 people being exposed to high nitrogen
least 260 properties will be destroyed
to build the runway, but many more if
the government takes the view that it
is acceptable to compulsory purchase properties
due to high and therefore unacceptable
air pollution levels.
230 hectares of Green Belt land would
also need to be destroyed.
least two additional rail links are necessary.
One through central London to Heathrow
and one from the south (Staines) to Heathrow.
of the A4 will have to be buried in a
tunnel to allow aircraft to cross over
to the new runway.
third runway may lead to increased employment
opportunities, but there is no guarantee
that these jobs will go to local people.
July 2002 the Government began the consultation
on the future of air transport with the document
‘Government Consultation on the Future Development
of Air Transport in the UK: South East”. This
document sets out a number of options for increasing
runway capacity in the South East and considers
in some detail the possibility of a third runway
at Heathrow. The closing date for this consultation
is the 30th November 2002.
people are concerned about the ending of runway
alternation or the possibility of a third runway
at Heathrow they can write to Mike Fawcett,
Aviation Division, DETR, 72 Marsham St,SW1,
with a copy to the Aviation Minister, David
Jamieson, Eland House, Bressenden Place, SW1.
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