THE THIRD RUNWAY
hosts airport capacity conference
A central London seminar will be held next month by Wandsworth
Council for local authorities, amenity societies and environmental
groups throughout the capital worried by the Government's
plans to expand Heathrow.
event is being organised jointly by the council and aircraft
noise campaigners HACAN ClearSkies.
& 3rd runway
is keen to kick start a round of public meetings in the south
and west London boroughs most affected by the plans.
local meeting for Wandsworth residents is being planned for
later in October.
London-wide conference, which takes place on October 3, will
include an update on the Government's appeal against last
year's historic night flights ruling. This is now due to be
heard in the European Court of Human Rights on November 13.
include Jim Bailey from the local authorities' aviation group
SASIG which has commissioned a study of the latest capacity
proposals and John Stewart from HACAN.
Council leader Edward Lister
who will chair the conference
have a huge job of work to do
to make sure people in the areas
most likely to be affected by
increases in air traffic are
fully in the picture about these
latest proposals. It's
another T5 battle all over again
except this time the Government
has made it clear it wants to
cut short the process. It is
vital that local authorities
and groups interested in challenging
the proposals move as quickly
as possible and can base their
responses on accurate information."
Stewart added: "A
third runway means a third flight
path. This would mean that over
100,000 Londoners would experience
disturbing aircraft noise for
the first time."
closing date for responses to the transport department's consultation
paper 'The future development of air transport in the UK:
South East' is November 25. The document is expected to form
the basis of a White Paper on air transport.
Wandsworth/HACAN conference is being held on the evening of
October 3. Details are available from email@example.com
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