• 20th April 2017

Public meeting to be held over Heathrow expansion

Public meeting to be held over Heathrow expansion

Residents confused about the impact expanding Heathrow will have on the borough are invited to a public meeting to find out more.

Organised by The Teddington Action Group (TAG), they are hosting a public meeting to help inform people about the real impact of a bigger Heathrow. It is hoped that the meeting will help residents participate in the current consultation on the airport.

TAG is a group of residents passionate about keeping Teddington and surrounding areas a peaceful place to live. Their membership consists of residents concerned about the increase in flight noise in Teddington, Twickenham, Hampton and surrounding areas.

The event will be on the 28th April from 19.30 to 21.30 at Worship Hall, Teddington Baptist Church, 17 Church Road, Teddington TW11 8PF.

Lord True, Leader of Richmond Council, said:

“The Government repeatedly ignores the facts that an expanded Heathrow would break the law on air quality, noise and pollution and have a disastrous impact on people’s health and wellbeing. It is gravely mistaken if it thinks we’re going to stand by and let that happen. 

“We believe that the current consultation doesn’t reveal the full facts and is frankly a sham. This public meeting is one way that residents can find out the truth about a bigger Heathrow.”

Jayne Chace from TAG, added:

“Many of us who moved here were shocked into action after the 2014 trials of flight paths resulted in lower altitudes, increased noise and more night flights.  When Heathrow claimed that nothing changed, TAG formed to investigate the validity of Heathrow’s denials. In collaboration with other communities, TAG has been confronting Heathrow to acknowledge the impact of changes in and concentration of flight paths and night flights, which would only get worse with 270,000 more flights per year if the airport expands.”

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