MPs sign up to back Thames airport on ‘Boris Island’
Boris Island â€” to supplant
airport on an artificial island off Sheppey in
which backed Heathrow’s doomed third runway, claimed it would be an environmental
disaster and unsafe for planes.
best long-term solution to London’s air needs.
Estuary and do not therefore wish to be part of this group," retorted Thurrock
MP Jackie Doyle-Price.
who represents the Isle of Sheppey, the community that will be hardest hit by
any airport in the Thames Estuary, I am totally opposed to this proposal."
but it does not make any sense to replace Heathrow and Gatwick now that they have
been established. The economic disruption
would be enormous. Aviation is likely to decline as oil prices rise and environmental
pressures grow so the local economies around Heathrow and Gatwick are already
at risk. The noise benefits would be
great but there would be other environmental costs.
you aren’t going to be able to use”. The focus must be on limiting aviation,
not spending more money on useless infrastructure.
in West London. The UK should be planning for a declining aviation industry, not
a expanding one. Although fewer people would be affected by noise at Boris Island
than at Heathrow, it will bring noise to new areas; and the cost of all the infrastructure
required would be excessively high. However, we may nonsense about it now that
the other new runways are off the agenda.
there are huge housing plans as part of the Thames Gateway (but already considerable
amounts of establised housing). We don’t really hear anything about the how the
people/communities of north kent/Essex and Sheppey would be affected in these
news articles (apart from the council’s objection) – it’s as if the area is unhabited,
and it most certainly is not. In addition I fear that any decline of flights
from Heathrow would quickly creep back to where they are now and the same push
would return for expansion in every way.
London/SE . It’s a recipe for disaster. It’s not a recipe to resolve the issue,
it will simply expand the issues and misery.
to happen, ever, and that the site is unsuitable and has become more so since
the arrival of the wind farms just east of Sheppey.
but use Manston – which is current not being used much. However, there are 40,000
residents whose homes are sited close to the runway at Manston, with the closest
0.8miles from the end of the runway. Their lives would be made a misery by Manston
detailed plans for a new airport to be called ‘Marinair’ in the Thames Estuary.
The chairman of the company that drew up the plans and had raised finance for
it was Bernard’s father, Patrick (later Lord) Jenkin. It made more sense then
than now, but was rubbished by the aviation industry.