National Trust speaks out against Heathrow expansion
and the South East will be under threat if the Government’s proposals to expand
Heathrow Airport proceed.
Wilson, Area Manager for London said: ‘This Government’s consultation has completely
failed to reflect the damage that the expansion of Heathrow will have on vital
green spaces across London, which are becoming increasingly important for people’s
quality of life.
aircraft and if the proposed expansion of Heathrow gets the green light, park
users and people living in West London could be subjected to constant aircraft
at a number of sites across London and the South East, in particular at the 450
found that 77% were opposed to further expansion.
about the potential climate change impacts of expanding Heathrow airport and the
lack of a clear economic case for expansion.
of Heathrow airport.
intervened at the end of the Government’s consultation on plans to build a third
runway by 2020 and allow 60,000 more flights a year by 2015.
to stage a three-hour rooftop protest at the Palace of Westminster.
valuable green spaces across London and the South East will be threatened if the
plans go ahead.
said Ian Wilson, the Trust’s area manager for London. The Trust also warned of
the impact on climate change.
to buy green belt land to prevent development.
three leading mayoral candidates, a swath of local authorities and MPs from the
the airport’s capacity is essential for economic growth.