PROPOSED THIRD RUNWAY AT HEATHROW AND THE ISSUE OF NOISE IMPACT ACROSS SOUTH LONDON AND BEYOND
There is a mounting campaign to oppose the building of third runway at Heathrow airport, culminating in a major march tomorrow
Do we care in Herne Hill ?
OK, we get some aircraft noise, but now that Concorde is no longer flying the impact is relatively small.
So a new runway, north of the two existing runways at Heathrow, will presumably have little impact here.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
As you will see from the map attached showing the proposed flight paths for landings for that the third runway,
those brown arrows in the bottom right represent the short haul flights arriving from Europe that will be the primary user of this new runway..
They converge right over Herne Hill/Dulwich/Norwood.
So we can expect hundreds of flights per day directly overhead.
Herne Hill will become as heavily blighted as Richmond now is.
What can you do about it?
Write to your MP, Tessa Jowell and urge her to vote against it.
The majority of London MPs, the mayor, the archbishop are all already opposed to the proposal, see
and make sure you include your name, address and telephone number - otherwise you will get an automated reply demanding just that