Earlier in the year, I promised to keep residents up to date about future consultations relating to Heathrow Airport and made clear my opposition to any plans that will see more noisy flights over Wimbledon.
The statutory consultation into Heathrow Airport Expansion has now opened and will run until 13th September.
This consultation will cover their Preferred Masterplan for expansion, their plans to operate the future airport, their preliminary assessment of the effects of the airport’s growth and their plans to manage the effects of expansion. Please note that this consultation covers the effects of a third runway.
You can find out more about the consultation, and respond to it on their website: https://www.heathrowconsultation.com/
The consultation is broken down into subtopics and responses can be made to as few or as many as you wish. While all the topics are worth looking at, I think the following are particularly important for Wimbledon:
- Directional preference
- Night flights
- Air quality and climate change.
Responses can also be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a Wimbledon consultation drop-in session on Saturday 17th August, between 10am-4pm at the Everyday Church on 30 Queen’s Road, SW19 8LR. This is a good chance to find out more, respond to the consultation, and ask any questions you may have.
Finally, I am discussing with Heathrow Airport whether I should chair another public meeting with representatives of Heathrow Airport. If this is something you would be interested in, please let me know on email@example.com