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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:43 am 
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What's everybody's thoughts on the proposed third runway north-west of Heathrow which is about to be voted on imminently in Parliament on the 25th June? I don't think Hayes will be directly affected by plane noise and certainly it will provide jobs for the area.

I do wish they would sort out the air pollution problems though somehow, I was thinking having a series of 'park-and-ride' style hubs around the M25 north and south of the airport would help curb some of the car traffic coming right into Heathrow and clogging up the area.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:30 am 
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The biggest issue I can see is road gridlock.

Look at the Hayes By Pass now, look at the M25 western section now. If they add another third of flights, roads will be permanently gridlocked.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:50 pm 
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Yes, it makes sense, it's bad now, so it will only get worse... unless they build something into the design to alleviate the congestion. I would suggest something like large park and ride car parks at the junctins north and south on the M25.

I heard somewhere that most of the air pollution around Heathrow is coming from road vehicles and not the actual planes! I'm not sure how true that is, but each time I've flown into Heathrow there is this inevitable circling of the airport because it's busy. So we go up and down London once or twice for 20 minutes all the way out to the 02 Arena in Greenwich while waiting for a spot. Hardly green to be burning tens of kilograms of fuel every minute directly over the London population! A third runway, I hope, would alleviate that issue somewhat.

Anyhow, the International Trade Minister resigned today because he couldn't face voting for the Heathrow third runway. The airport runs at 99% capacity and has no freight capacity left and he can't see the benefits of the expansion - what a pointless appointment he's turned out to be...


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There's going to be a lot of legal tooing and froing before this gets started.

I can't see me still being round here in 20 years when it's supposed to be finished.

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To my mind it makes sense to build a third runway but I have to say I live far enough away so as not to be directly affected. Like Kremmen I probably won't be around by the time it's finished!
Why was Gatwick not chosen for expansion?


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