London Borough of Southwark joins No 3rd Runway Coalition

The London Borough of Southwark has today become the latest local authority (joining Richmond, Wandsworth, Windsor & Maidenhead, Hillingdon and Hammersmith & Fulham) to join the fight against Heathrow Expansion.  Its residents get a great deal of noise from Heathrow aircraft already, and that would get much worse with a 3rd runway. Cllr Richard Livingstone, Cabinet Member for environment, transport management and air quality for Southwark, said: “We are happy to be joining the No 3rd Runway Coalition, to stand alongside other groups, organisations and individuals, in opposition to a third runway”… Southwark councillors are already concerned about the noise, and also now the carbon emissions.  With the Westminster Parliament now joining the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, London Assembly and over 500 councils around the UK in declaring a climate emergency, it is clear that the unconstrained growth of carbon intensive infrastructure is no longer politically palatable.  And it is no longer just environmental campaigners who are considering the proposed expansion of Heathrow to be the totemic issue in the battle against climate change, but mainstream politicians too.

 

London Borough of Southwark joins No 3rd Runway Coalition

8 May 2019  (No 3rd Runway Coalition)

The London Borough of Southwark has today become the latest local authority to join the
fight against Heathrow Expansion.

With the Westminster Parliament now joining the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly,
London Assembly and over 500 councils around the UK in declaring a climate emergency,
it is clear that the unconstrained growth of carbon intensive infrastructure is no longer
politically palatable.

And it is no longer just environmental campaigners who are considering the proposed
expansion of Heathrow to be the totemic issue in the battle against climate change, but
mainstream politicians too.

Paul McGuinness, Chair of the No 3rd Runway Coalition, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Southwark Council into the Coalition. The severe air and
noise pollution impacts that Heathrow expansion would have on communities across
London are simply unacceptable and cannot be mitigated away.

“An increasing number of councils are waking up to this fact and, knowing that it’s their
duty to protect their residents, are saying No to a third runway.”

Cllr Richard Livingstone, Cabinet Member for environment, transport
management and air quality for Southwark, said:

“We are happy to be joining the No 3rd Runway Coalition, to stand alongside other
groups, organisations and individuals, in opposition to a third runway at Heathrow.

“We are already worried about carbon emissions from existing flights, both here and
across London, and concerned for residents who live in the south of our borough, where
airplanes already wake people up as they pass over, on their way to Heathrow. We
strongly oppose a further runway and even more air traffic over London.”

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For further information please contact:
Paul Beckford on 07775593928 or

paul@no3rdrunwaycoalition.co.uk