Holland-Kaye comes to Colnbrook to deliver new Third Runway promises

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye visited Colnbrook Primary School this week to discuss the airport’s new Promise of Heathrow in the run-up to the decision on a new runway through the village.


Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye tells pupils at Colnbrook Primary about his plans.

John Holland-Kaye launched “an ‘election-style’ manifesto” in the most unlikeliest of places on Monday … Colnbrook Primary School.

The airport is pledging, among other things, to be a better neighbour and secure a lasting legacy for future generations if it is allowed to expand, reports this week’s Slough Express.

Speaking at the school in Colnbrook High Street, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:

“We all want our children to inherit a country that is stronger and can compete in the world. A keystone of our children’s future success is an expanded Heathrow.”

The event was also attended by the chief executive of Slough Borough Council and Thames Valley Berkshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership lead on the Western Rail Link to Heathrow project, Ruth Bagley.

She said:

“We support the expansion manifesto and are pleased Heathrow has agreed to an extensive package of mitigation measures, much of which we secured during our discussions with them.”

The surprising choice of venue has raised eyebrows however – not least due to the missed opportunity to address concerns.  Pippins Primary School head Tracey Ball had said then she was keen to meet with the council and Heathrow to discuss improvements to the air quality situation.

Colnbrook Primary did not fare as badly as Pippins School in last October’s Sunday Times investigation that highlighted the school had the second worst air pollution in the country.  

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