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 [...]
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 [...]
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.