Heathrow pledge to demonstrate “it can grow quietly” in tatters as 42 out of 50 airlines breach own noise standards
No matter which way you splice and dice the figures the net result is: Heathrow continues to head in the wrong direction; the airport is getting noisier with just two runways. 42 out of the 50 biggest airlines at Heathrow continue to breach the airport’s own minimum standards.
As court dates are set for protesters involved in the two separate incidents at Heathrow Airport in recent weeks, activists warn that Harmondsworth will be the Greenham Common of a generation and the defining battleground for “a fight against catastrophic climate change”.
British Airways will conduct steeper descent trials into Heathrow from September 17 it has been confirmed.
LAANC, the Local Authorities Aircraft Noise Council, is considering a legal challenge over the “huge gaps and deep bias” of the Davies Commission report.
The northern runway has reopened after protesters breached the perimeter fence. Six have been arrested so far and there have been suggestions that the airport may make a civil claim for millions of pounds.
Heathrow access tunnel blockaded by Third Runway protesters as airport says “we’re ready, let’s get on with it”!
The main access tunnel to Heathrow was blockaded yesterday by protester angry at the Airport Commission’s decision to recommend a Colnbrook Runway on Wednesday.
The Airports Commission has called for a new deal between Heathrow and its communities with binding pollution limits, legal recourse for residents, community powers over the airport … and profit-sharing! Pie in the sky or a real way forward?
“Heathrow must go further to demonstrate a genuine commitment to a world-class compensation package”, says Airports Commission
Heathrow’s compensation offer is better but not yet good enough the Airports Commission has said today, but it has not set out what “world class” would entail.
Colnbrook and surrounding villages awake this morning to learn that the independent Airports Commission has recommended Heathrow’s North West Runway scheme for airport expansion, a Colnbrook Runway.
To make expansion possible the Commission has recommended a package of accompanying measures including a ban on night flights and a new noise levy to fund a far stronger and more generous set of compensation and mitigation schemes.
It is also calling for a fourth Heathrow runway to be ruled out permanently and enshrined in legislation, saying “there is no environmental or operational case”.
Set the alarm clock for 7am. 18 long agonising months of waiting comes to an end tomorrow. Scheme proponents, campaign groups, politicians and (most importantly) RESIDENTS will find out whether Sir Howard Davies’ team favours a Heathrow Third Runway or a Gatwick Second Runway.
The heads of groups meeting which parish chair Cllr Hood committed to during the Parish Meeting on June 16 took place last night, producing a wish list of additional areas for compensation to add to the current package.