THE THIRD RUNWAY
runway protests grow - public meeting in Putney set for
people concerned about the environmental impact of a third
runway at Heathrow can find out more about the proposals at
a public meeting in Putney on October 28.The meeting will
be held at All Saints Church, Putney Common SW15 on Monday
October 28 at 7.30pm.
event is being organised by the council as a follow-up to
last week's successful campaign briefing for local councils
and amenity societies in south and west London.
will include Wandsworth leader Edward Lister, chief executive
Gerald Jones and John Stewart from aircraft noise campaign
group HACAN ClearSkies.
Lister said people in Putney, Wandsworth and Battersea were
the most at risk from the latest bid to expand Heathrow:
noise is an issue that affects more and more people across
the borough. This
is an important public meeting which will help people get
behind the spin and the jargon in the Government's consultation
document so they can challenge the increasingly shaky basis
on which this whole development is based."
Stewart (HACAN) added:
is the only public meeting currently planned for Wandsworth
residents before consultation ends on November 30, so it is
vital everyone who is worried about the threat of a new runway
and a sixth terminal attends. HACAN believes that the proposals
for Heathrow are fatally flawed. Our members are active across
London helping local communities to arm themselves with the
The Government's plans for a third runway are contained in
a consultation document published in July 2002. The document
is entitled Government Consultation on the Future Development
of Air Transport in the UK: South East. The closing date for
responses is November 30.
council fears that further expansion at Heathrow could lead
to bigger, noisier planes coming in to land over Battersea,
Wandsworth and Putney.
third runway could also lead to increased traffic congestion
on the roads, deteriorating air quality and the enhanced risk
of a major aviation accident.
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