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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Anti Heathrow expansion campaigners blast T5's 10th anniversary

Stop Heathrow Expansion claims the airport told everyone that Terminal 5 would not lead to a third runway and the loss of thousands of homes when it was built.

It celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday with a visit from HRH Prince Charles.

People passing through Terminal 5’s check-in were invited to help build a birthday card.

But the anti expansion campaign group has called the celebration ‘phoney.’

John McDonnell, MP for Hayes & Harlington, said:

“The case against Heathrow expansion is growing. As the weeks go on, more and more people, both in the community and in Parliament are realising that a third runway cannot go ahead.

“The attendance at the recent public meetings we’ve been holding, despite taking place during the snowstorms, is testament to the strength of feeling people are feeling about the impact this proposal will have to their local community.”

The developments, explained to residents at two recent public meetings held by campaign group Stop Heathrow Expansion in West Drayton and Harmondsworth allegedly revealed that sites immediately below the M4 motorway could be used to house a new immigration centre and a 20,000-space ‘mega’ car park.

The A4 could also be re-routed much closer to West Drayton, which the campaign group claims would expose residents and children at Cherry Lane Primary School to even greater air pollution levels.

It also claims a site close to Wise Lane in West Drayton, could be used for flood storage, whilst land next to Cherry Lane Cemetery could be used for ‘industrial and parking uses.’
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:07 am  

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