3rd Runway Fatcs

A THIRD RUNWAY WOULD HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON BRENTFORD & HOUNSLOW

A THIRD RUNWAY WOULD MEAN:

  • 250,000 more flights, a 47% increase

  • A new flight path over the borough Planes approaching landing every 60-90 seconds over Chiswick, Brentford, Osterley Park and Heston

  • Less relief for people already impacted The 8 hours noise break communities under the existing¬†landing paths get will be cut - but by how much?

  • More planes taking off over the borough With 250,000 more planes using Heathrow a year, the departures routes will get busier

  • Air pollution and traffic problems 47% more planes mean there will be more cars, vans and lorries on the roads causing more congestion and more pollution

  • More Costs to fall on the passengers or the tax-payer The cost of the new runway is far more than the cost of another runway at Gatwick

  • More safety risk to a more densely populated area than that around Gatwick