The featured image compares the noise environment for 2013 2 runway and 2035 3 runway. The critical issue for Englefield Green and Virginia Water is that the 2013 (blue line) flight path that now flies over Staines (26% of all Heathrow departures on the Detling route) is moved by the time the 3rd runway opens [...]
Key Points Heathrow have submitted an ACP (Airspace Change Proposal)2 to the CAA to implement, by 2022, the very first ever permanent PBN (Precision Based Navigation) route, out of Heathrow, on the easterly Compton departure route, affecting Englefield Green, Egham, Virginia Water, etc.The existing Compton SID (Standard Instrument Departure), see Fig. 1, has not been flown for 30 [...]
Consultation (closes 4th March 2019) details are here: https://afo.heathrowconsultation.com/ EGAG have produced some suggestions for responding - a summary response and a fuller response. Or pick up a printed copy with freepost envelope at Smiths in St Judes Road, Genevieve’s and The Village Centre in Victoria Street or The Happy Man public house in Harvest [...]
Mrs May's ministerial sub-committee on Heathrow expansion, which Philip Hammond our MP is a member, is expected to vote in favour of presenting the Revised National Policy Statement (Heathrow expansion) to Parliament. Given the recent rail debacles that the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has presided over, with many from both sides of [...]
The Transport Select Committee (TSC) published its report on the 3rd runway, today 23 March 2018, scrutinising the DfT's Revised National Policy Statement. The TSC has taken oral and written evidence challenging and expanding on the DfT's biased work. The report backs a third runway at Heathrow but has come up with some challenging conditions [...]
General comments on the ‘consultation’ There has already been an official government consultation on the Airport National Policy Statement (NPS) which proposes a third runway at Heathrow. The responses are being analysed now. If the government decides to support a third runway, if it is supported by a vote in Parliament and if it survives [...]
Introduction Heathrow is promoting two consultations simultaneously, one in relation to Airport Expansion (new runway and terminal infrastructure); the other in respect of Airspace Principles (changes to airspace and flight paths to accommodate the new runway). The consultation documents can be found at http://www.heathrowconsultation.com The deadline for responses is 28 March 2018. Status of consultations [...]
Why we can’t afford to build a new runway
Campaigners from across London and the Home Counties, plus MPs at Westminster highlight that, if a 3rd runway was built, 700 extra planes would use Heathrow each day.
Thanks to everyone who gathered on Englefield Green at 7.30am to demonstrate against Heathrow expansion and the proposed additional 700 planes that will fly in and out of Heathrow every day should a 3rd runway go ahead.