The night time respite trial where HACAN worked with Heathrow Airport, NATS and British Airways produced mixed results.
But it did bring benefits to over 100,000 people and it did help put the need for respite firmly on the Government’s agenda.
Read more about the trial in PDF format.
In mid-August the Airports Commission published the submissions it received for new runways and new airports.
It also published submissions on ways to improve the capacity of Heathrow in the short and medium term. It is inviting comments on them by 27th September.
You can read the submissions on its website.
A 2 page aide for people who might want to respond produced by HACAN.
The Airports Commission is asking for views on aircraft noise.
Here is an easy-to-read guide which HACAN has produced in PDF format.
A short report released today by campaign group HACAN claims that a third runway at Heathrow would kill off an historic opportunity to improve the noise climate for residents.
Read the report Heathrow in a Noisy League of it’s Own.
Read the HACAN press release.
The London Evening Standard has revealed (6/6/13) that Heathrow Airport is now looking for a third runway south east of the airport, in the Stanwell Moor area.
Read the HACAN press release.
72% people in Richmond, Hillingdon and Hounslow have voted against expansion at Heathrow in polls conducted by the three London boroughs.
Over the last few weeks people have voted in official referenda carried out by Hillingdon and Richmond and, in Hounslow, completed a questionnaire sent out to every household in the borough. Hounslow also asked about attitudes to night flights. 83% of people want them to be banned.
Read the story in the Standard.
The Airports Commission, set up last year, to examine whether more airport capacity is needed and, if so, where will come up with a short-list of possible sites in its Interim Report at the end of the year.
It will examine these sites in more detail before producing its final report in Summer 2015, two months after the next General Election.
Details of the Airports Commission.
A number of reports have been produced trying to influence the Airports Commission and the Government. Amongst them are:
2M, which represents local authorities across London and the Home Counties, has produced maps of what the flight paths of a 4 runway Heathrow – if it was ever built – would look like.
Click here for more maps
The Evening Standard broke the story.
In a hugely significant development Heathrow Airport (BAA as was) has said it will not be pressing for mixed-mode (planes landing on both runways throughout the day).
A Heathrow source told The Times (4/2/13):” It would be a lot of pain for not much gain,” said a Heathrow source. Heathrow confirmed its position when appearing before the Transport Committee of the London Assembly (13/2/13) It is highly unlikely that any Government would recommend mixed-mode without the support of Heathrow Airport.
For an easy-to-read explanation of mixed mode in PDF format, click here.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening dismissed the lobbying efforts of the aviation industry as “a pub-style debate”
To disentangle the myths from the facts in the Heathrow debate, read our latest 4-pager in PDF format: Heathrow Expansion Myths and Facts