Chiswick and Isleworth based Back Heathrow supporters got together last week to discuss the Heathrow consultation. They were joined by representatives from Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, who were there to lend the support of the local business community.
Local resident Donald MacCallum said: “A survey of Hounslow residents earlier this year showed that in Chiswick, support for the new runway outstripped opposition by 47% to 28%. We have been a silent majority for a long while, but it’s good to see that so many local people are now prepared to say that jobs and business opportunities really matter to us. We want expansion.”
Back Heathrow Executive Director, Parmjit Dhanda said: “You can have Heathrow expansion and tackle carbon emissions successfully. Local councils need to get involved in the consultation to ensure a new runway is built with strong environmental and noise safeguards in place. From independent polling, we know local residents are on our side.”
The Hounslow residents survey report shows that 59% of residents overall now support the third runway – up from 44% in 2016, with only 22% opposing it. From Bedfont, Feltham and Hanworth, to Isleworth and Brentford support is over 50%. In Chiswick, support outstrips opposition by 47% to 28% respectively.
Link to survey HERE