One Million Say ‘NO’ to a Third Runway
That’s the number of people who would be shown to be opposed to a new runway at Heathrow, if the airport’s own poll were replicated across all boroughs affected by aircraft noise.
Heathrow boasts about the support it has for a third runway but, according to its own polls, a stubborn 30% of people oppose a new runway.
That adds up to a lot of people. Heathrow tends to just poll the boroughs closest to the airport but the picture is likely to be similar in all local authorities impacted by problems like noise, traffic and pollution.
If it is true just for the 20 worst affected boroughs it means over a million people say no to a third runway.
That is a figure that will give any politician food for thought.
And local people – and politicians – continue to oppose Heathrow expansion.
Despite all the money spent by Heathrow on advertising and publicity the numbers opposed today are the same as they were in 2007. Check them out: http://hacan.org.uk/blog/?p=281
Only two boroughs support a 3rd runway: Spelthorne and Slough
Openly opposed to a third runway
- Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister;
- Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary;
- Vince Cable, Business Secretary;
- Justine Greening, International Development Secretary;
- Theresa Villiers, Northern Ireland Secretary;
- Boris Johnson, Mayor of London;
- TSSA and PCS trade unions;
- The Liberal Democrats, UKIP, the Green Party;
- All environmental organizations;
- A significant number of MPs from all the political parties;
- Steve Norris, Former transport Secretary;
- Simon Jenkins, Columnist;
- Christian Wolmar, Labour Mayoral hopeful
- And many, many more …
HACAN campaigns to stop further expansion of Heathrow and to cut the noise people hear from the existing airport. Find out more here.