In­fra­struc­ture does not sup­port growth

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.