Anti third runway campaigners hit the streets of Hounslow

Campaigners bring Road Show to the Borough of Hounslow

Last weekend campaigners against a third runway at Heathrow brought their Road Show to the Borough of Hounslow. (1). Members of the anti-noise group HACAN ClearSkies, together with the No Third Runway Action Group and leading Hounslow councillors, (2) took to the streets of the borough to warn residents that if a third runway gets the go-ahead, parts of the borough would be directly under the new flight path (3).

The Government is expected to announce its decision on a third runway when it publishes its Aviation White Paper in December. Other options for airport expansion in the South East include new runways at Stansted and Gatwick airports.

John Stewart, Chair of HACAN ClearSkies, said, “Our Road Show is visiting the areas of London that will be under the new flight path if a third runway goes ahead. Many people in Hounslow will be living directly under the new flight path to Heathrow with a plane passing overhead every 90 seconds. It is a disgrace that the Government has not spelt out to people what is in store for them.”

Notes for Editors

  1. The campaigners were in the borough on Saturday 18th October. They gave out leaflets from their lorry in Heston and in Hounslow Town Centre — pictures attached of the campaigners giving out leaflets in Heston.

  2. HACAN ClearSkies is the well-established group which represents residents under the Heathrow flight path. The Road Show is a joint venture with Hillingdon and Hounslow councils and the No Third Runway Action Group (which represents the people in the southern part of Hillingdon whose homes are threatened by the third runway).

  3. The new landing flight path will be to the north of the existing northern runway. People in North Chiswick, Norwood Green and Heston will be affected. People living under the existing flight paths will also experience more noise as they will get all the heavy, noisy planes because all the smaller aircraft will use the 3rd runway.

For further information contact John Stewart on 0207 737 6641 or 07957 385650.