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Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by Christine E » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:23 pm

For Information: Press Release by Elmbridge Council

Elmbridge Council seeks views on the impact of proposed Heathrow expansion

5 September 2016

Elmbridge Councillors are reviewing the impact of the proposed Heathrow expansion and are seeking the views of local residents.

The debate on the potential expansion of either Heathrow or Gatwick airports has been taking place for many years as Government ministers express concerns over noise and air pollution.

In the meantime, Elmbridge Councillors have been assessing the impact of the potential extension of Heathrow on the residents and businesses of the Borough.

In January 2016, the Council established a ‘Task and Finish’ group which has been considering the impact on Elmbridge of Heathrow’s potential expansion. A ‘Task and Finish Group’ is part of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. It is established for the purpose of conducting an in-depth review of any service, policy or issue that affects the Borough. The work recognises that there could be significant economic and service benefits for Elmbridge residents but these need to be weighed against the environmental impacts and the effectiveness of any mitigation measures and assurances about flight paths and hours of operation.

Chaired by Councillor Christine Elmer, the considerations of the Group have been focussed on areas such as noise, air quality, economy, housing, transport infrastructure and safety. Commenting on the aim of the Task and Finish Group, Councillor Christine Elmer said:

‘We are very aware that the expansion of Heathrow is an emotive topic for the residents and businesses of Elmbridge and as a Group we are eager to consider in depth all aspects of this debate. As such we are analysing issues such as noise, air pollution, transport infrastructure and safety with experts in order to determine the implications for Elmbridge.”

In addition to hearing from experts from all aspects of the debate, the Heathrow Task and Finish Group would like to hear from local residents on whether they would like Heathrow airport to have an additional runway. The online survey closes at midnight 30 September 2016.

The Heathrow Task and Finish Group is expected to deliver its report by the Autumn.


http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/news/propos ... expansion/

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=147221079361
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion - survey by Elmbridge Counci

Post by Christine E » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:47 pm

The Elmbridge Council Airport Expansion Task Group Report was published today.

Please see link to Report and Annexes.

http://mygov.elmbridge.gov.uk/ieListDoc ... 7&MId=2231

The Report will be considered by the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 20 October 2016.

The meeting is held in public and webcast:

http://elmbridge.public-i.tv/core/portal/home
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion - survey by Elmbridge Counci

Post by Christine E » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:47 pm

Following the Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 20 October the Report of the Elmbridge Council Task Group on Airport Expansion will now to the Elmbridge Council Cabinet on 16 November and Full Council on 6 December.

The Council will decide on 6 December whether to take a Council position and if so whether it supports or is opposed to airport expansion at Heathrow.

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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion - survey by Elmbridge Counci

Post by Christine E » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:45 pm

Following the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 20 October when I presented the Elmbridge Airport Expansion Task Group report, last night I presented it to the Elmbridge Cabinet (Agenda item 4). Here is a link to the webcast:

http://elmbridge.public-i.tv/core/porta ... ive/252902

The next stage for Elmbridge is the Council meeting on 7 December where Councillors will debate whether to take a position and if so whether in support or opposed to airport expansion, in the form of the 3rd runway, at Heathrow.
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by Christine E » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:19 pm

Elmbridge Council voted last night to oppose airport expansion/3rd Runway at Heathrow.

http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/14955 ... expansion/

Webcast: Item 7 (i) - Cabinet papers.

http://elmbridge.public-i.tv/core/porta ... ive/257124
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by John at Walton » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:04 pm

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44357580
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by musicalteapot » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:23 pm

Bit pointless really, given that there will be no planes flying to Europe from March 2019 !
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by John at Walton » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:11 pm

700 Additional Planes per day with this expansion!!!

Not till 2026 so you got some time yet!
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by beng_uk » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:22 pm

Dominic Raab (Esher and Walton, Conservative) voted to approve the third runway.

Strange as I though they were opposed as their constituents are? One way to kill your political career In WoT.
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by John at Walton » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:06 pm

One way to kill your political career In WoT.
Yes, well he just wants a career in Westminster not in WoT!

He should have booked his flight to Afghanistan. (one way!)

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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by Lewy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:10 pm

I would certainly have preferred he voted against it (and that some of those opposed to it hadn't conveniently left the country while the vote was taking place) but it seems our local MP was in favour in principle previously.
http://dominicraab.com/2016/10/27/expan ... elmbridge/

I very much doubt his vote will kill his political career in WoT though.
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by Waltonwatcher » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:10 pm

He followed the party whip. He would of had to resign his position too if he voted against the bill. Even Boris wasn't willing to do that. Perhaps he should of just abstained. In any case their votes would of made little difference as over 90 Labour MP's backed the bill.

So Labour gave a free vote but suuggestied they would send it for a judicial review if they got in power and would only support it if certain criteria were met on environmental grounds. Probably why they gave the free vote.
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by musicalteapot » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:56 am

Private Eye spotted that the Tories have had someone going through Conservative and government websites to remove references to Theresa May's pledge to oppose a third runway at Heathrow.
Sadly it appears that Boris is not going to lie down in front of the bulldozers.

It's all a bit pointless anyway as there will be no air traffic to Europe soon, and carriers and flights will decrease as companies move business into mainland Europe.
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by Lewy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:48 pm

musicalteapot wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:56 am
Private Eye spotted that the Tories have had someone going through Conservative and government websites to remove references to Theresa May's pledge to oppose a third runway at Heathrow.
Sadly it appears that Boris is not going to lie down in front of the bulldozers.

It's all a bit pointless anyway as there will be no air traffic to Europe soon, and carriers and flights will decrease as companies move business into mainland Europe.
No air traffic to Europe soon? Should boost car sales and train usage then as thousands of holidaymakers will no longer be able to fly to Europe! Has anyone told them?
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Re: Proposed Heathrow expansion

Post by magnolia » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:23 am

musicalteapot wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:56 am
Private Eye spotted that the Tories have had someone going through Conservative and government websites to remove references to Theresa May's pledge to oppose a third runway at Heathrow.
Sadly it appears that Boris is not going to lie down in front of the bulldozers.
I see Phil was absent for the vote too.

At a BBQ in a Weybridge garden under a flight path last week, conversations were forced to a halt by the deafening sounds of aircraft.

You'd think Phil would be there to register his constituents' concerns.

Has to be admitted, nothing like as deafening and earth-moving as Concord's 11 AM fly pasts, though.
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