Walsh warns of Spelthorne MPs plans to concrete over half the village
Ward councillor James Walsh has used his Christmas newsletter to warn that Spelthorne MP Kwarsi Kwarteng’s support for western expansion of Heathrow could destroy the village.
In his Christmas e-bulletin published a few days ago, Cllr James Walsh reiterates a warning of two major threats to Colnbrook: western expansion of Heathrow and SIFE.
But he says plans by George Osborne and other high-ranking Conservatives to expand Heathrow “to the west” could destroy Colnbrook and Poyle if they get the go-ahead:
“Now, with plans afoot to move Colnbrook into Spelthorne for Parliamentary elections, Spelthorne MP Kwarsi Kwarteng has talked about his plans to concrete over half the village and build TWO new airport runways near the Tollgate Estate.”
Cllr Walsh is not against Heathrow expansion but believes, instead, that the Government should be looking at rebuilding RAF Northolt as part of a Heathrow redevelopment.
He is equally unambiguous on his views on the proposal to move Colnbrook with Poyle to the Spelthorne constituency.
I think that plans to move Colnbrook back into Spelthorne just adds to the confusion caused by years of the village being shifted from one area to another, and we certainly don’t want an MP who talks about about destroying half of it and replacing homes with two new runways.
Cllr Walsh also reviews recent successes with Westfield revitalisation and new signage, as well as his campaign against fast food vans. You can find Cllr Walsh’s e-bulletins here.