Stop Heathrow Expansion
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Heathrow's voluntary consultation on its North West runway proposals closed on 28th March 2018. While the events had the atmosphere of a going-through-the-motions, box-ticking exercise they were useful in showing the wider impact of a third runway. There were numerous maps that show the position of sites could be used for a wide range of airport-related facilities - for example, construction sites, car parks, fuel storage areas but sites where soil could be dumped or excavated. These would generate a huge amount of heavy goods traffic for many years, which was a wake-up call for many people who had imagined that they would escape the worst negatives of the construction phases.
There was also a consultation on airspace principals too but the one thing most people were interested to learn, the position of future flightpaths, was absent. Whatever happens with airport expansion, airspace will change. At least, if a third runway is scrapped it will avoid having to accommodate 260,000 extra flights at Heathrow.
We don't believe Heathrow will be able to tackle the problem of road traffic and pollution. We already know that they have earmarked Green Belt land for car parks, claiming that these are simply replacing car parks that will have to be moved due to a runway. Odd strategy for an airport that claims it wants to do something about pollution levels. Not so odd for an airport that wants to make money from parking but needs to spread the pollution around and blame someone else for it!
Stop Heathrow Expansion (SHE) is a residents-led campaign organisation opposing any expansion of Heathrow Airport, including the proposed third runway.
Established in 2014, SHE is campaigning for a better quality of life for all residents to be free from the threat of their homes being demolished or pollution harming their children.
SHE has 3 main aims:
1. Stop expansion at Heathrow – no more runways; no increase in flights beyond the current cap.
2. Reduce both air and noise pollution from Heathrow Airport and related road traffic.
3. Preserve our community life and heritage - and end the repeated threats.