Heathrow’s future and aircraft noise

I have long held the view that London does need more airport capacity.  I had to  accept that the last Parliament had no mandate to back airport expansion, and no wish by many MPs to decide it. The next Parliament will be different.

The main parties have all agreed that a decision does have to be made, and have agreed to be guided by – but not bound by – the report which will be published into the competing claims of Heathrow and Gatwick shortly after May 7th.

I have not come to a final conclusion on the best answer, because I wish to read the report. I also would like to hear more views from residents in the Wokingham constituency. I am also most concerned about the increase in flights and noise over the constituency in recent months, and unhappy about how this occurred and how the matter was handled by NATS. I will make further representations to both Heathrow and NATS if elected on May 7th. I will also link the issue of noise to the decision on future airport expansion,  as noise will be an important consideration for many living within range of Heathrow as we do.


Published and promoted by Thomas Puddy for John Redwood, both at 30 Rose Street Wokingham RG40 1XU

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  1. Lifelogic
    Posted May 2, 2015 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    A five/six runway Heathwick (with a HS train shuttle link running alongside the M25 to link Heathrow and Gatwick in say 15-20 mins) is by far the most sensible and cost effective solution.

    It is a spokes of the wheel/hub airport that is needed. Five runways is the minimum needed for that.

    • Hefner
      Posted May 2, 2015 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      Gatwick has one runway (plus one rarely used for emergency), Heathrow has two. Lifelogic, where would you prefer to have two additional runways?

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