As it currently stands, of the main parties, only the Liberal Democrats are against expanding Heathrow. This is at a local, a regional and a national level.
We believe that an expanded Heathow would bring an unacceptable level of noise and air pollution to Ealing.
|Myself seven years ago at Downing Street|
The Davies Commission is about to make recommendations into expanding air capacity in London and a Conservative Government (or Labour if they had got in) will sadly be inclined to support this proposal.
I suspect that the Conservatives will press ahead with Heathrow expansion.
We hear constantly about triple glazing and quieter planes but we have seen more flights in total and more night flights. The cost of triple glazing millions of properties would not be feasible and the airlines will do anything to avoid this.
We need to think more about the health of our children. The schools I visited in Hounslow had children kept inside due to noise from the planes flying frequently overhead.
Air pollution does not have regard to borough boundaries and so Heathrow generated air pollution will harm us all in London.
That is why retaining Heathrow and not expanding it, is the only option for Ealing and West London.
We need to gather ourselves to stop the government from expanding Heathrow. The health of children in Ealing depends on it.