Community will be “severely affected” by turning over Poyle Green Belt for Heathrow warehousing, says Parish Council
Colnbrook Parish Council was among objectors to Slough Borough Council’s proposal to turn over Green Belt in Colnbrook and Poyle to warehousing to support Heathrow’s expansion plans, insisting the community would be “severely affected”.
A new cross-party MP group against the expansion of Heathrow Airport has been launched in Westminster. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been set up to bring together politicians opposing a third runway and scrutinise the issues related to proposed expansion.
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.