Local MP gets the runaround on Heathrow 3rd runway public safety zones
the location of public safety zones (PSZs) for a third runway and has yet again
been given the runaround.
government and civil servants about the areas covered by the proposed runway’s
from aircraft crashes and therefore not suitable for certain developments, such
of the M4 in the London Borough of Hillingdon would fall within a public safety
zone under the terms of his Department’s Public Safety Zone policy as set out
in circular 1/2002 on Control of Developments in Airport Public Safety Zones if
a third runway is contructed at Heathrow Airport.”
have been considered by BAA and the government so both will be aware of areas
where people will be most at risk. Yet neither will give out this information.
Even “experts” at the DfT Con-sultation in 2008 were silent on the true impact
on public safety.
at the DfT Paul Clark said: “The Department for Transport (DfT) only establishes
Public Safety Zones (PSZs) for existing airport runways.
in the case of Heathrow – to produce draft Public Safety Zone contours as part
of any future planning application.
sets out the PSZ policy in relation to transport infrastructure at paragraph 19.”
Zones and that BAA will not release the information until AFTER the next general