A further delay has today been announced on the agonising wait for a final decision on a Third Runway through the parish of Colnbrook and Poyle.
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.
Colnbrook could be spared under alternative plan for Third Runway – but residents group is not impressed
New proposals for an alternative Third Runway unveiled by the head of the Arora hotel group over the weekend would spare Colnbrook but see neighbouring Sipson bear the brunt of Heathrow’s expansion plans.
Doubts have been cast over Heathrow expansion following the collapse of the Tory majority, leading to speculation this weekend that a Third Runway may – once again – be kicked into the long grass.
A 55-year-old family man from Harmondsworth is embarking on a 400-mile walk to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, where he hopes to speak to the First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon about their support for Heathrow expansion.
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.
Heathrow has begun geeing up airport workers in the past few weeks with internal messages that suggest it could still gain development consent for a new runway as early as 2020.
Truckers warn M25 won’t cope with Third Runway construction traffic, while Highways England expects “excessive customer frustration”
Years of “excessive customer frustration” are ahead for users of the motorway network and local roads. Stark warnings have been issued this week by the Road Hauliers Association and Highways England that construction traffic for a new runway could bring everything to a complete standstill.