26 January 2009

Stop Heathrow expansion

The proposed expansion of Heathrow, a third runway and a sixth terminal, is going to be a major topic of interest to everybody living in west London for a quite a few years to come.

Many of us are puzzled by the government's love of both air travel and of Heathrow when trains are a better option for travel (as Spain is showing) and Heathrow is about the last place you would want to build another London terminal.

This map shows the extent of the proposed development, the blue area would be the new airport boundary, the red area the runway and the aeroplane the site of the sixth terminal.

The good news is the spanner. This is the plot of land bought by Greenpeace, with help from with Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson, comedian Alistair McGowan and prospective Tory parliamentary candidate Zac Goldsmith.

You can help too - sign up now by clicking on the logo on the right-hand side to get your own piece of the plot. It's not a financial thing, but you will be included as an owner on the legal deed of trust. I've signed up.

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