Whether you love it or hate it the current heatwave remains stubbornly with us with another couple of days of 30+ temperatures forecast for Colnbrook and neighbouring areas. Air pollution forecasting network airText has issued a further warning for at-risk individuals to take precautions. By Wednesday fresher maritime air should clear the air, giving way to possible showers and unsettled weather later in the week.
Lawyers acting for Heathrow Hub, which seeks to extend the existing Northern Runway through Poyle, filed papers at the High Court in London on Friday, seeking permission to for a judicial review of the Government’s National Policy Statement – which includes its backing for third Heathrow runway.
Urinating, defecating, spitting, or continuing to use (or give up) alcohol or other intoxicating substances risks a £1,000 fine as of ten days ago – but only in Brands Hill, the Westfield estate, and Colnbrook.
Colnbrook may find itself more isolated under new proposals released by the Boundary Commission this week. Under its new plan, Chalvey will not be moved to Windsor, while the sprawling Windsor constituency will instead take in territory from Surrey as it is redrawn to straddle county boundaries for the first time.
Local authorities with very bad air quality will be required to deliver initial improvement plans within eight months, according to the Government’s final air quality plan published on Wednesday. But Slough Borough Council has been de-listed following updated NO2 modelling and will apparently escape new measures to force a speedy air quality clean-up.
The Government has today published a summary of responses received in its consultation of its revised plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide emissions. The clear message from respondents was that there is little confidence that the plans will deliver improvements quickly enough, and the Government needs to take a lead rather than placing the burden solely on local authorities.
A new cross-party MP group against the expansion of Heathrow Airport has been launched in Westminster. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been set up to bring together politicians opposing a third runway and scrutinise the issues related to proposed expansion.
Heathrow Airport has opened up a new scheme to offer free noise insulation to a limited number of properties in Colnbrook.
Rival Third Runway scheme proponents, other airports, and airlines have hit out at alternative proposals for Heathrow expansion, raising concerns it could delay expansion and would not resolve a capacity crisis.