Adding capacity at Heathrow AirportDecember 3, 2007 at 3:55 am | Posted in Climate change, Heathrow airport, LHR | 4 Comments
We just received our Heathrow Consultation package from the Department for Transport including:
Adding capacity at Heathrow airport: Summary (PDF version) (337 kb)
Published: 22 November 2007 (on this page in multiple languages).
This is being sent to all residents (presumably those of us who live close enough to hear the aircraft through double glazed windows and inhale their fresh emissions) with a cover letter from Jim Fitzpatrick MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.
At first glance, his cover letter misses the point: it includes no mention of climate whatsoever. The emphasis is on noise and pollution for residents who live near enough to be bothered by such near-term obvious nuisances.
When will this government start to join the dots and recognise that it is not just local residents who have local concerns, but global residents who have global concerns?
OK. I shall have to read through this before the public exhibitions start on 7th December 2007.
And now it’s time to head to LHR again myself >>>