News

We are at the forefront of No 3rd Runway Coalition (opens in new page), launched on 21st March 2017.  It is a coalition of 18 organisations opposing a 3rd runway at Heathrow. We were interviewed on London Live on the day of the launch.

The General Election has resulted in more London MPs who oppose the Heathrow expansion. Also Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has been appointed Minister for London and is strongly against a third runway (as is Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London). We’re pleased to say that h&fnothirdrunway has the full and active support of the Council and of our local MP

The consultation is over and the next steps will include Parliamentary Committee scrutiny activities (including Environment and Transport) and eventually a vote in Parliament. The timing is difficult to predict but it could be as late as next spring. And we have a government which wants to avoid controversial legislation.

Meanwhile the Department for Transport will be reviewing your and our responses to the consultation. This may take some time …

Our activities:

14th June 2017

A successful day on Monday 12th June with our stall at the Council’s Eco Event.
13th May 2017

Our second and final awareness event in Lyric Square before the deadline to respond to the Government’s Heathrow expansion consultation .

1st April 2017

We organised our first awareness event in Lyric Square

21st March 2017

We have joined a coalition of 18 groups opposed to Heathrow expansion, reported in the Evening Standard,  LondonlovesBusiness, the Richmond and Twickenham Times, the Surrey Comet, the Wandsworth Guardian and the Wimbledon Guardian

Co-chair Christina Smyth gave an interview on London Live (video) on the day of the launch, pointing out the economic benefits for Heathrow expansion have been quietly minimised by DfT and peoples’ quality of life is being ignored. She said the the coalition will succeed because the business case is crumbling.

9th March 2017

We were out in force at Hammersmith Town Hall on 6th March for the DfT Roadshow which is part of the Government’s Heathrow expansion consultation .

We plan to run information stalls in the Lyric Square on at least a couple of Saturdays between now and the end of the consultation (25th May). We aim to raise the low levels of awareness about what will hit residents if the third runway goes ahead.

6th March 2017

HACAN have published a Briefing Paper (pdf) to help you respond to the government consultation on Heathrow expansion.

31st January 2017

report on our inaugural meeting.

30th January 2017

First meeting of h&fnothirdrunway.

The meeting is at 7.30pm and will be in the Small Hall at Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Road, London, W6 0UB.

1 October 2016

We took part in a series of events demonstrating the harmful effects of aviation on the environment.

15 September 2016

Heathrow replied to our letter of 9th September.

9 September 2016

We wrote to Heathrow to ask them to mount demonstration flights over Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush.

16 August 2016

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham calls for Heathrow expansion to be scrapped in favour of Gatwick.