A coalition has been formed to oppose any plans for a third runway at Heathrow. The Airports Commission, set up by the Government, is looking at two options for a 3rd runway at Heathrow, in addition to the option of a 2nd runway at Gatwick. Still on the table is the option of an Isle of Grain airport on the Kent Coast. The Commission is currently doing further work on all these shortlisted options. It will ask for further comments in the autumn. Its final report will be out in summer 2015 but, whatever its recommendation, the final decision will be up to the Government of the day.
Read about the options in more detail in the HACAN newsletter.
Keep checking this website for details of the emerging campaign against the third runway.
Below is a list of Public Meetings already organised:
4th February: Richings Park Residents’ Association hosting a meeting (Richings Park, not affected at present, would likely be under a flight path if a 3rd runway were built), Richings Park Sports Club, Wellesley Avenue, SLO 9BN at 7.30pm. HACAN amongst the speakers.
6th February: Justine Greening (last time round one of the most staunch members of our coalition) is holding a public meeting St Mary’s Church in Putney at 7 for 7.30 pm. John Stewart and Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govinda speaking.
22nd February: UKIP are holding an anti-3rd runway meeting in Harlington, starting at 6.30pm.
11th March: 7.30pm at the Church Hall rear of Cranford Baptist Church, 1 Firs Drive, Cranford, TW5 9TD.