The Government has endorsed a new runway at Heathrow Airport but we are still waiting for a vote in Parliament that will take expansion to the next stage.
Building a new runway at Heathrow has plenty of cross-party support in Parliament as you can see here. and backing from the majority of international airlines, business groups, trade unions, exporters and communities surrounding the airport.
This is a golden opportunity for the UK and Parmjit Dhanda, Back Heathrow Executive Director, and the team are working hard to ensure that it is not squandered. Parmjit said: "I’m proud to represent over 100,000 local people who want to see a bigger, better and more sustainable Heathrow. Residents understand how important Heathrow is for the local economy, not just for those who work directly at the airport, but also those who work in the surrounding area or in the supply chain. They want the Government to listen to them then get on and build this vital new runway.”
Independent polling shows most residents living near Heathrow SUPPORT expansion rather than oppose it - even the anti-expansion campaign leader acknowledges this to be true. In 2015, a major public consultation by the UK Airports Commission received 72,000 responses of which 82% backed Heathrow expansion.
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