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Interviews From The 3rd Runway Event

John Stewart, Chairman of HACAN, talking after giving an impassioned speech at the CHATR event at St Michaels. He told The Chiswick Calendar ‘A voice for those under Heathrow flightpaths’ said the impact in Chiswick would be ‘devastating’, with an additional quarter of a million planes a year expected and the probable flight path running between the M4 and the A4, north of the existing flight path.

He outlined four key issues of concern should Heathrow be allowed to build a third runway: noise pollution, air pollution, the destruction of 783 houses in the path of the proposed runway and the additional strain on local road and rail services.


Deborah Cadbury of CHATR – Chiswick Against the Runway – told The Chiswick Calendar how local people had really come together in the last few weeks to fight the proposed runway.

She said it’s not only those who live in Bedford Park who need to be worried, but people who are already under the flightpath in the south of Chiswick, who will find the noise from aircraft will increase.


Chiswick’s two MPs both spoke at the meeting. Dr Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton said that Britain was already failing to meet EU air pollution limits and it would be illegal for the Government to introduce anything which adds to pollution levels.

Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth, said that legally, environmentally, fiscally and politically it was a difficult decision for the Prime Minister to make and we haven’t lost the argument yet.


More interviews can be found on the Chiswick Calendar website here.