The government is currently consulting on its plans for expanding Heathrow Airport. As currently set out, these proposals could greatly increase the noise from planes for Battersea residents. They include:
- Building a third runway. This would bring in larger, noisier aircraft over south-west London.
- Stopping the agreement which prevents aircraft from taking off to the east from both runways.
- Increasing the annual limit on flights, so that almost double the number of current flights would affect south-west London.
- A new terminal to serve the new runway.
The government's consultation ends on 27th February. If your quality of life would be affected by more planes overhead, the Battersea Society urges you to go along to the meeting on 5 February, and to respond to the consultation documentation before the deadline. Every household should have received a copy, but you can also view, or download it by clicking here.
The Battersea Society is affiliated to HACAN ClearSkies and you may also like to visit their website .
Location of Belleville Primary School
Date posted: 3 February 2008