Heathrow consultation is open until 13th September. No 3rd runway coalition has some suggested responses on their website:
and you can respond here: https://aec.heathrowconsultation.com/
I thought I’d share my response:
I am opposed on many grounds to airport expansion in general, and at Heathrow specifically. There are many issues but I will highlight 3:
– noise pollution- please see article in the British Medical Journal this week highlighting the health impacts of noise pollution. See: https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l5329.full; reference: BMJ 2019;366:l5329 . Current proposals fall far short of the WHO 2018 noise guidelines.
– air pollution- increased air traffic, ground vehicle traffic, and construction impact, in an area already breaching air pollution limits. We know from local experience with HS2 that assurances on construction are easily broken with massive impact on local communities.
– climate emergency- we cannot simultaneously agree in Parliament that we have a climate emergency and expand an airport. We must act now to reduce our carbon emissions, and every element of this plan will increase them.
Dr Kate Crossland