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HEATHROW AIRPORT LATEST Local residents tell new government – “Yes, let’s deliver Heathrow expansion” F
or local people one of the biggest decisions facing the new government is whether to expand Heathrow airport. It is THE hot topic for communities living near to Heathrow, as well as being of huge importance for the country. Now the UK has an opportunity to decide, once and for all, on where a much-needed new runway will go. And, it’s clear – it has to be Heathrow.
Expanding Heathrow has been debated for decades but, whilst the UK has dithered, the rest of the world has moved ahead, as Heathrow remains full. Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt are just some of the options available to airlines desperately seeking an alternative hub airport from which they can meet their customers’ needs. The previous government accepted the need to increase runway capacity in the South East and set up the Airports Commission to make a clear recommendation on expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick and its report is due within weeks. It’s clear from Back Heathrow’s 100,000 supporters and independent polling that local people want it to be Heathrow – the crucial thing is that our politicians get on with implementing any recommendation for Heathrow. More delay will mean airlines voting with their planes and leaving for other hub airports. The future for Heathrow would be bleak.
We can all do our bit to make sure our MPs know how strongly we feel about the future of Heathrow and our community. Let them know how much we want up to £211bn of economic growth, and up to 180,000 new jobs and 10,000 apprenticeships. Tell them why the plans for cutting noise, increasing compensation and new environmental measures all add up to helping deliver a bigger, better and quieter Heathrow.
This is a golden opportunity for local people, communities and our country. The time for debate is over.