In June 2018, Parliament approved the new runway at Heathrow Airport with an overwhelming majority of MPs across the House voting in favour.
An expanded Heathrow is a crucial infrastructure project that will create 180,000 jobs nationwide and 10,000 apprenticeships. It will also provide new domestic connections that will bring £187 billion worth of economic benefits.
Building a new runway at Heathrow not only has plenty of cross-party support in Parliament, but it also has 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 and community campaign group, Back Heathrow are working hard to ensure that it is not squandered.
Executive Director, Parmjit Dhanda, says: "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."
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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Back Heathrow is a group of residents, businesses and community groups who have come together to campaign for a secure future for Heathrow Airport and defend the 100,000+ jobs that depend on it.
We now have more than 100,000 supporters signed up to the campaign. Click here for a map of where our supporters live. We initially launched with funding from Heathrow Airport but we have since grown!
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