The Boundary Commission intends to run the second consultation of the 2018 Boundary Review, which seeks to equalise the size of parliamentary constituencies and reduce the number of MPs, from Tuesday 28th February 2017 to Monday 27th March 2017.
Put aside the two consultations announced yesterday by the Government on airport expansion and airspace policy. Far more important news was quietly released later in the day with a more immediate impact on local residents around Heathrow – and for those in Colnbrook it is very good news indeed: it has finally decided to tear up the Cranford Agreement!
With the imminent publication of the Government’s Brexit strategy later, today is, no doubt, a good day to bury bad news. Perhaps no coincidence then that Government will also unveil its key strategy documents for determination of a Third Runway?
The first of several highly anticipated legal challenges to Heathrow expansion was stalled yesterday. A judicial review of the Government’s backing for a Third Runway, brought by four local councils and Greenpeace UK, was dismissed in the High Court yesterday when the judge said he did not have jurisdiction to rule on the issue.
Slough Borough Council has formed a new partnership with Spelthorne Borough Council to ensure the “opportunity” presented by Heathrow expansion is not “squandered”. The two councils are urging other local authorities to join them, suggesting they are “duty-bound” to work with the airport to get the best deal for residents.
If you go outside, no deep breaths today. airText, the air pollution forecaster, issued its SIXTH alert for Slough this year yesterday evening. The alert coincides with VERY HIGH pollution levels recorded at Colnbrook Lakeside for the third time this week.
An influential member of the House of Lords has called on the Government to issue a system to alert residents during episodes of very high pollution.
Rebuke for Heathrow as residents warned responding to survey could see them EXCLUDED from compensation
Campaign group Stop Heathrow Expansion has issued a stark warning to residents and small business owners that responding to a land interest survey currently being distributed by the airport could see them excluded from property compensation schemes.
Pollution forecaster airTEXT has forecast another air pollution alert for Wednesday. MODERATE air pollution is predicted, meaning health effects are unlikely to require action.
Campaign group Stop Heathrow Expansion is telling residents to bin a “cold call” request for information from homeowners in the area by the airport.