Runnymede Council drops it support for Heathrow Expansion

Last week Runnymede Council dropped its support for Heathrow expansion.  It became the first council to change from a position of supporting a new runway at Heathrow to backing a second runway at Gatwick. 
 A packed public gallery burst into applause when the council’s Corporate Management Committee voted by six votes to three to change the policy.  Many of the residents were from areas that had seen an increase in flight numbers during the recent trials by Heathrow.  The Committee argued that the environmental downsides outweighed any economic benefits that Runnymede might get from expansion.  The decision means that only two councils, Slough and Spelthorne, as fully behind expansion.


HACAN had sent councillors a detailed briefing before the meeting: Runnymede Briefing 140115

Heathrow Hub Roadshows – Proposed Heathrow Expansion

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http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/heathrow-hub-plans-go-show-8256775

Plans to double the size of one of Heathrow Airport’s existing runways will go on show at a series of public meetings in the new year.       

Heathrow Hub will display its vision in Harmondsworth, Ealing, Datchet, Staines, Iver, Windsor, Colnbrook and Cranford in January.

The plans involve extending the length of the airport’s northern runway to more than four miles, which campaigners say will reduce night-time noise over West London.

The proposal is one of three being considered by the Airports Commission. It is up against plans for building a new runway at either Heathrow or Gatwick.

Date

Venue

Time

12/01/15 

St Marys Church Harmondsworth, St Mary’s Vicarage, High Street, Harmondsworth, Middlesex. UB7 0AQ

13.00-20.00

13/01/15 

Datchet Village Hall, 3 Allen Way, Datchet, SL3 9HR

13.00-20.00

14/01/15

Wraysbury Village Hall, Wraysbury Village Halls, The Green, Wraysbury, Staines, TW19 5NA

13.00-20.00

15/01/15

Richings Park Sports Club, Richings Park, Wellesley Avenue, Iver, Buckinghamshire, SL0 9BN

13.00-20.00

19/01/15

Windsor Leisure Centre, Clewer Mead, Stovell Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JB

13.00-20.00

20/01/15

Colnbrook Village Hall, Colnbrook Village Hall, Vicarage Way, Colnbrook, Berkshire, SL3 0RF 

13.00-20.00

21/01/15

Cranford Baptist Church Hall, 1 Firs Drive, Cranford, Middlesex, TW5 9TA

13.00-20.00

22/01/15

Christ the Saviour Parish Church Hall, Christ the Saviour Parish Church, New Broadway, Ealing, London, W5 2XA

13.00-20.00