Thursday Deadline to Heathrow Consultation
'Heathrow 3rd Runway Consultation deeply flawed' says local community group BASH
BASH (Brentford & Hounslow Stop Heathrow Expansion) has sent a detailed response to the Department for Transport's consultation on the 3rd Runway at Heathrow Airport.
'In our response, we question how on earth communities are meant to know what a 3rd runway will mean for them. The consultation has failed to identify flight paths. I believe most of my constituents in Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth have no idea that the new runway would mean thousands more planes low-flying over their heads.' Ruth Cadbury MP and member of BASH.
The BASH response also questions the optimistic and often vague predictions made about noise levels and air pollution.
The campaign group believes the government is making some seriously flawed assumptions about the need for extra airport capacity in the south east. The perceived economic benefits are seen to be a greater 'need' than the need of people living and working in the area to have a reasonable quality of life. The government is also acting as though the 3rd runway already has the go ahead by including it in their election manifesto as a certainty. 'This is absolutely outrageous', adds Dave Waller. 'It makes a mockery of the consultation process. Local people would be justified in wondering whether they have any say in this at all.'
Full report from BASH can be requested at email@example.com
Residents can get copies of the Government documents by calling 0800 6894968. There are 3 ways to respond to the consultation document:
May 25, 2017