Harefield Gazette - - PROPERTY -

Like our 100,000 sup­port­ers, Back Heathrow be­lieves in­creased run­way ca­pac­ity at the UK’s hub air­port is right for lo­cal peo­ple and our com­mu­ni­ties. We ac­cept that it will be the Air­ports Com­mis­sion that makes this de­ci­sion. What we can’t ac­cept is the po­si­tion be­ing taken by those op­posed to ex­pan­sion who say no mat­ter what the com­mis­sion says or our Gov­ern­ment de­cides, they will not let Heathrow grow. At the Air­ports Com­mis­sion public meet­ing in De­cem­ber 2014 John McDon­nell, the MP for Hayes and Har­ling­ton, said if Heathrow is given the go-ahead “our com­mu­nity will make sure it is not de­liv­er­able”. He was backed by Zac Gold­smith, the MP for Rich­mond Park, who said “Heathrow ex­pan­sion can­not and will not hap­pen”. In a democ­racy the ma­jor­ity view must surely be re­spected. To seek to im­pose the will of a vo­cal mi­nor­ity on a ma­jor­ity that has taken a look at the is­sues and on bal­ance wants growth to take place is just plain wrong. Our gov­ern­ment must en­sure lo­cal peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties who sup­port Heathrow are al­lowed to make them­selves heard.

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