It’s up in the air, along with pol­lu­tion

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - DAVE ROB­BINS Wim­pole Road West Dray­ton

I SEE Rob Gray claims that 50.000 lo­cal peo­ple sup­port Heathrow ex­pan­sion.

Un­for­tu­nately for him only 50 turned up at his meet­ing (Gazette Fe­bru­ary 24).

There is of course no im­me­di­ate prospect of David ‘no ifs, no buts, no third run­way’ Cameron ap­prov­ing a third run­way any­time soon.

Back Heathrow may have no­ticed that he has an­other is­sue on his hands at the mo­ment! It’s also time to clear up non­sense spouted in the me­dia about the Govern­ment’s post­pone­ment on a de­ci­sion on air­port ex­pan­sion in De­cem­ber.

This wasn’t done just to ap­pease Zac Gold­smith but be­cause they faced a real threat of le­gal ac­tion.

I sup­pose it’s pos­si­ble that the Dept for Trans­port could ac­quire the ser­vices of Harry Pot­ter to magic away all the prob­lems of noise, traf­fic con­ges­tion, air pol­lu­tion, flood­ing etc which be­devil the case for a third run­way but fail­ing that the Govern­ment will face a pro­tracted le­gal bat­tle and fur­ther Tory dis­unity over this fol­low­ing their party’s civil war over the EU ref­er­en­dum.

On one thing I do agree with Rob Gray. It is time for the govern­ment to take a de­ci­sion on a third run­way soon. Give up on it.

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