We would encourage anyone opposed to the Third Runway to lodge your objections before 25 May when the Department for Transport consultation on the Third Runway at Heathrow ends.
Any arguments you make need 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 submission, which may help you draft your response. Although the document is in PDF form, you should be able to copy and paste text from it. Please feel free to use you own words and focus on the areas which concern you.
Since the online form involves a registration process and responding to a daunting list of technical questions, we suggest it would be easier to submit your response by email or letter:
- By email: send your response to RunwayConsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk
- By letter: send to FREEPOST RUNWAY CONSULTATION
Despite Bedford Park and Chiswick being very negatively affected by the introduction of a Third Runway, to date there has been a very low response level from local residents in terms of complaints or objections submitted.
Many of you will be aware of the efforts CHATR has made to raise awareness about the negative impact on our area, which we have continued to support. We are in the process of finalising our detailed submission to the Airports National Policy Statement Consultation.
However, without a volume of objections from local residents, our efforts will not have an impact.
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 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 full proposal can be seen online.
More detailed facts and figures are also available on the Airport Watch website.