Act now to lodge your objections to the Third Runway consultation. Find out more about how to do this and the points you may want to include.
The Government has extended the consultation period on the proposed Third Runway at Heathrow until 19 December. This follows the publication of new information reinforcing the negative environmental impact on west London, particularly on air pollution levels, and revised figures putting Gatwick ahead in terms of the economic benefits.
Even if you lodged an objection during the previous consultation period, you are asked to add your voice again in opposing the Third Runway in order to demonstrate the strength of local opinion and have an impact on the decision- making process. Officially produced noise maps show that Bedford Park will have significantly increased and highly disruptive aircraft noise if the new flight paths are organised, as expected, to minimise the total number of people affected.
You can respond using the online form but it’s probably easier to send your comments by email: RunwayConsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk (or write to: Freepost RUNWAY CONSULTATION) to avoid tackling the technical language in the online form. Please bear in mind that if you do use the form, you are free to write whatever you want about your objections and that there is no need to give a lengthy response whichever medium you use.
The Society is preparing a formal response but we encourage everyone to submit an individual objection, as the volume of objections lodged is critical.