Heathrow consultation starts today

Wandsworth Guardian: Shortlisted: Plans for a new runway Shortlisted: Plans for a new runway

Heathrow’s six-week consultation asking for views on a fourth runway at the airport has launched today.

The airport wants feedback on its north-west runway plan, which has been shortlisted by the Davies Commission.

Heathrow’s chief executive Colin Matthews said: “We believe our proposal to expand Heathrow is the right way to deliver the capacity Britain needs to connect to fast growing economies around the world.

“This consultation is to make sure we correctly understand what local people value and that we can take their views into account as we refine our proposal.”

People in Richmond have not been sent one of the 140,000 questionnaires mailed out but can share their thoughts online.

Richmond Council leader Lord True said: “We know what the residents of this borough feel; no new runway, no more night flights, no expansion of Heathrow.

“They proved that by turning out in their tens of thousands at our referendum last year.

“Faced with the recent dismal report by the Davies Commission we need to be united and unequivocal in our opposition to expansion.”

For the consultation questionnaire, visit heathrow.com/localcommunity.

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