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.
Yesterday’s shabby attempt by Heathrow Hub’s spin doctors Maitland to silence Colnbrook Views sums up Hub’s approach to date in riding roughshod over residents.
Heathrow Hub’s PR wonks have insisted our April Fool’s Day articles were not funny and unfair to the developer and demanded their removal.
DHL shrugs off threat from Heathrow Hub to move forward with new Poyle headquarters that will create over 700 new jobs
Heathrow Airport Ltd has rubbished rival Heathrow Hub’s claims that it could have a Third Runway operational by 2023. It says it would more likely take until 2029 to resolve complexities associated with Hub’s plans, and until 2032 for new terminal capacity.
Heathrow Hub might not have the slickness of the airport’s own PR machine about it, but it has launched a new video extolling the virtues of its “common sense solution”.
“Is this proposal a little retirement game for you?” Residents hit out at airport plans but save the worst for ‘sleepwalking’ councillors.
Rival proponents of a Colnbrook runway weren’t given an easy ride at Colnbrook’s first public meeting to discuss Heathrow expansion last Monday, but residents have criticised the lack of notice, poor organisation and stay-at-home elected representatives.
The threat from Heathrow expansion will make a welcome return to the agenda when it is debated in the Parish Council’s Finance & Policy Committee tonight. But Councillors appear to be have made up their own minds without paying heed to residents – or the likely consequences.
Parish chair Peter Hood has said he is “shocked” at the inclusion of the Heathrow Hub scheme in the Davies Commission shortlist, believing it was dead and buried. He says the M25 will split what remains of the village into two.
Horton and Wraysbury councillor John Lenton has claimed the proposal to expand Heathrow west “would completely obliterate Horton, Colnbrook and Poyle and parts of Wraysbury and would be built over the busiest stretch of motorway this side of the Atlantic.”