Infrastructure does not support growth
THIS is a belated reply to the letter published in the Wednesday 20 July edition of the Gazette, under the title of ‘Don’t use Brexit to delay third runway’ by a Mr Nelson-West of Hillingdon.
Mr West bemoans the delay of the decison on a third runway at Heathrow, which he supports.
His argument is based purely on all the jobs created by Heathrow Airport. Keeping the airport as it is but, possibly improved, is not removing these jobs. So what’s his problem?
If Heathrow Airport was expanded - God forbid! - there’s not the social infrastructure to deal with an enlarged population here.
There would be more problems with getting appointments at GP surgeries; school places, public transport; more cars and other vehicles on our roads (already four hours ‘rush hour’?? traffic in Hillingdon); post offices - already less of them - shopping; housing - already a shortage - also, there’s not a serious unemployment problem here.
A new runway is not “vital”, as Mr West states. His letter shows no evidence of it being so.
TOM CROW Granville Road Hillingdon