Hammersmith votes against Heathrow

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has voted to reject recommendations in the Airports Commission’s report for an additional runway at Heathrow Airport, and to call on the government to reject the proposals.

They backed their resident-led borough Heathrow Commission which concluded: “The negative impacts on the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham of expansion at Heathrow would outweigh the positive impacts.”

H&F Council Leader Stephen Cowan, said: “We are determined to ensure H&F residents do not lose out by Heathrow expansion plans. Many of our residents already have their sleep shattered by aircraft noise and it would put extra pressure on our roads and increase air pollution.

“Heathrow expansion is unacceptable and we’re urging the government to come up with a better option than this.”

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