Hoon exit: ‘time for Heathrow rethink’
Government to rethink its policy towards Heathrow expansion, according to the
leaders who lined up to tell Geoff Hoon he was wrong about building a new airport
the size of Gatwick at Heathrow will welcome his going.
long, hard look at just how a third runway squares with the Government’s key policies
on climate change.
him to see that simply building a fast line to Heathrow will only increase demand
for air travel when we should be putting in place a national network that provides
real alternatives to short haul flights."
a tragedy if a new transport secretary simply meant business as usual. Now is
the time to reassess the environmental and economic case for a third runway and
compare this against the benefits from investment in a high speed rail network
linking England and Scotland."
environmental impact of Heathrow expansion on their communities. The group represents
more than 5 million people.
decision to expand Heathrow. The case is backed by the Mayor of London, Transport
for London and environmental groups including Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund
and the Campaign for Protection of Rural England.
Greenwich, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington,
Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Reading, Richmond,
Sutton, Southwark and Wandsworth, the boroughs of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead,
Wycombe and South Bucks District Council.