Hillingdon to hold Heathrow referendum

Hillingdon Council is looking to hold a referendum on Heathrow expansion.

It will be the first such vote in the borough, and is designed to mobilise more support for the campaign to oppose expansion. The Uxbridge Gazette reports two questions will be put, one about expansion, and one about increasing the number of flights.

The vote is likely to be held in March or April. Only Hillingdon residents will be eligible to vote, with businesses and those who commute in to work at the airport or elsewhere in the borough excluded. The Gazette reports the referendum is expected to cost the council around £100,000.

Richmond Council has also committed to holding a similar referendum.

Lookwest is hosting a debate about Heathrow, and the effects and alternatives to expansion. For more information, click here.

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