Heathrow expansion plans

The Government launched its consultation on the expansion of Heathrow last November and the closing date for objections is fast approaching.  More profit for the airport and airlines is a key motivation behind the plans. 

Conservative Councillors in Greenwich have been pressing the Council on the issue but with the consultation period due to end on 27th February Greenwich Council has shown scant concern. 

Even though it is predicted that Blackheath and Greenwich will suffer considerably increased noise disturbance from more flights passing overhead at lower levels than now, with less than a month of consultation left, neither Greenwich nor Lewisham Councils had joined the group of twelve local authorities formed  to oppose expansion on behalf of their residents.

Residents concerned about the expansion and its adverse effect on their local environment may still have time to register their opposition.  Letters should be addressed to: 

Freepost RRRR-TARL-ABJS, Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport (DfT Consultation), Research Services House, Elmgrove Road, Harrow, HA1 2QG 

And emails to: heathrowconsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk   Even if you miss the 27th February deadline you can register your complaint with BAA at 0800 344844 or by email: noise_complaints@BAA.com if you are disturbed by aircraft noise at any time   At the same time neighbouring local authorities are being consulted about plans to increase flights using London City Airport.