Airport Watch has advised that there will be new flight path directly over Chiswick and Bedford Park with many feeder routes as planes turn onto the new glide path to approach the proposed new runway. Planes will be at an estimated 2,000 feet only with a noise of 70-90 decibels, which is significantly above any levels currently experienced and there will only be very limited respite periods.
The Society encouraged anyone opposed to the Third Runway to lodge their objections during the Department for Transport consultation on the Third Runway at Heathrow, which closed on 25 May. We are currently considering what further action should be taken now that the consultation period has been extended until the end of the year.
We were concerned that despite Bedford Park and Chiswick being very negatively affected by the introduction of a Third Runway, there has been a very low response level from local residents in terms of complaints or objections submitted. Without a volume of objections from local residents, the Society’s efforts will not have an impact.
We recommend that any arguments made needs to focus on some of the key areas such as carbon emissions, air pollution, noise and adequate surface and transport access to the airport. We have produced a summary of the main points from the Society’s detailed submission (to the Airports National Policy Statement Consultation) to help everyone draft a response.
The Society continues to monitor developments and to support CHATR (Campaign Against the Third Runway) who have made an impact in raising awareness about the negative impact on our area.
The full proposal can be seen online.
More detailed facts and figures are also available on the Airport Watch website.