Dif­fer­ent view of RAF Northolt

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - K. ROW­LAND Wind­sor Av­enue Hilling­don JOHN STEWART Chair­man, HACAN

WITH all due re­spect it is very ob­vi­ous that your cor­re­spon­dent Mr Massey (Gazette Letters, Sept 2) by his over­whelm­ing praise and sup­port for use, and in­deed fur­ther ex­pan­sion of the RAF air­field for com­mer­cial pri­vate use, places fi­nan­cial gain over the well be­ing of our area com­mu­nity!

By ad­vo­cat­ing pol­lu­tion, noise, and the ever present threat of a dis­as­ter, of the lat­ter we have been very for­tu­nate so far, lets hope and pray our luck holds, I would re­spect­fully sug­gest to your cor­re­spon­dent that should he be so for­tu­nate as to be around if and when the third run­way at Heathrow, with all its im­pli­ca­tions and de­struc­tion of homes etc, is built then he can park him­self at a suit­able spot and en­joy count­less hours of added air­craft “twitch­ing” to his heart’s con­tent.

In fact the fig­ures have changed lit­tle over the past decade. In their heart of hearts Heathrow must be dis­ap­pointed with these re­sults.

De­spite the mil­lions they have spent on advertising, the polls have not moved. In­deed the Gov­ern­ment, which is con­sid­er­ing whether to give the green light to a third run­way, might be more in­ter­ested in the num­bers which con­tinue to op­pose ex­pan­sion.

Hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple do not want a third run­way.

That is for­mi­da­ble op­po­si­tion.

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