Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will scrap ALL expansion at HeathrowNovember 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Heathrow | Leave a comment
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The following note from John Stewart deserves more than a lingering comment on my previous post. So, here is the big news again:
Conservatives Will Scrap ALL Expansion at Heathrow
The big news to emerge from the six hour debate called by the Government on Tuesday 11 November 2008 was the confirmation that the Conservatives are committed to scrapping ALL expansion plans for Heathrow.
Theresa Villiers said in her speech in the debate that the Party would keep runway alternation and get rid of a 3rd runway and 6th terminal.
Runway alternation is critical to the people of West London. When planes land over West London, they switch runways at 3pm, allowing people at half day’s break from the noise.
Since the Liberal Democrats are also opposed to all expansion at Heathrow, it means expansion will probably only take place if Labour wins the next General Election (which has to be held within 18 months).