Third Runway schemes compete to wreak havoc on Colnbrook’s economy
Back Heathrow this week published a YouTube video insisting that a Third Runway is essential to preserving 114,000 local jobs. However the full impact of both runway proposals on Colnbrook’s economy is starting to become clear.
Back Heathrow this week published a YouTube video to counter the anti-third runway film competition being run by Richmond MP Zac Goldsmith and HACAN.
The 2.5 minute video uses local people and business owners to claim that
- Local people say ‘yes’ to extra runway
- 114,000 local jobs depend on Heathrow expanding
- Our local economy relies on Heathrow staying open
- An extra runway will secure Heathrow’s future
Comments are disabled for the video which has so far been viewed only 500 times since it was published 5 days ago.
Heathrow Airport’s own proposal for expanding the airport claims that it will “protect more than 100,000 existing local jobs and create more than 100,000 new jobs nationwide”.
Heathrow Hub’s claims are more modest, estimating that 19,000 to 30,000 additional jobs directly associated with Heathrow will be created, with further employment potential at the associated transport hub planned for Thorney Park Golf Course.
Despite the volume of pages submitted to the Airports Commission, not to mention the detailed costings provided, both schemes still fall way short of detailing the full impact.
But amid claims and counter-claims from the competing schemes the real economic impact on Colnbrook and Poyle is starting to emerge nevertheless. Proponents of the Third Runway expecting a jobs bonanza should beware that the village will bear the brunt of local job losses whichever contender is selected.
Here’s our 30 second summary of the picture as it has currently been revealed: