January 28, 2015
We have produced a guidance note to provide people responding to the Airports Commission’s consultation with our main concerns. You can download it here.
The document focuses on arguments that apply to both Heathrow and Gatwick, particularly gaps in the Airports Commissions analysis to date.
Our overall view is that despite producing thousands of pages of analysis, much of the Airports Commission’s work is still incomplete, particularly the components investigating the likely negative impacts of expansion.
Three issues we view as not having been fully addressed by the Airports Commission to date are:
We have significant concerns with the Airports Commission’s analysis to date on:
Other help for responding to the consultaton
Hillingdon Council has published the response it will be sending to the Airports Commission which goes into detail about the flaws in Heathrow’s expansion plans and how they have been assessed. the submission draws attention to the lack of consideration of the health impacts that would follow Heathrow expansion due to increased noise and air pollution. The submission is available to download here.
The Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign, GACC, has produced a detailed assessment of the likely impacts of Gatwick expansion, Gatwick Unzipped, and councils around Gatwick appear to have woken up to concerns with several voting to oppose expansion, including Crawley, West Sussex and Tumbridge Wells in recent weeks.
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