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Third runway at Heathrow Motion to Southwark Council from Councillor Graham Neale

November 28, 2018 3:21 PM

Graham Neale at the Is Climate Change Accelerating? Fringe Meeting (KNDaws)Motion to Southwark Council
from Councillor Graham Neale (GLD Chair)
Seconded by Councillor Damian O'Brien
Wednesday 28th November 2018

Third runway at Heathrow

1. Council assembly notes:
a. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report detailing the urgency of alleviating the extent and rapidity of man-made climate change.
b. That aviation is a major worldwide contributer to man-made climate change.
c. That the expansion of Heathrow airport by building a third runway is targeted at securing Heathrow's status as a hub for international connecting flights rather than in response to demand from London residents.
d. That the planned third runway will mean more than 250,000 additional flights into Heathrow a year.

2. Council assembly is concerned that:
a. More flights into Heathrow will mean an increase in noise which will have a negative impact on Southwark residents living under the Heathrow flight path.
b. An increase in flights and service vehicles at Heathrow will also contribute to deteriorating air quality across London, which will also have a negative impact on Southwark residents.

3. Council assembly therefore resolves:
a. To formally note its support for the work of the boroughs of Hillingdon, Wandsworth, Richmod, Hammersmith and Fulham, and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in joining forces with the Mayor of London and environmental groups such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth to challenge the expansion of Heathrow Airport and the building of a third runway.