Wandsworth to help support the coalition against Heathrow’s 3rd runway

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Wandsworth to help support the coalition against Heathrow’s 3rd runway

Wandsworth to help support the coalition against Heathrow’s 3rd runway
2022-02-18 23:12:00
Wandsworth Council has provided the No Third Runway Coalition with much needed funds , £5,781, to help continue to campaign and provide effective and influential opposition to the Heathrow’s 3rd runway plan and the airport’s negative impact on local communities. Wandsworth has long argued against the case for a third runway and the huge impact it would have on the local environment, noise levels and residents’ overall health and well-being.  It joined forces with five local councils, Greenpeace and others to legally challenge the Government’s decision to allow the runway and in 2020 the Court of Appeal ruled that this decision was unlawful, as it was at odds with commitments to limit rises in global temperatures.  However this ruling has since been overturned by the Supreme Court meaning the campaign to stop the runway continues.  As well as the noise impacts of Heathrow, Wandsworth also has significant concerns about the air quality and climate impacts of allowing any expansion. Council leader, Ravi Govindia said “Wandsworth will work with the No Third Runway Coalition to do everything we can as a council to stop this happening.” .Tweet Wandsworth to help support the campaign against Heathrow’s third runway February 10, 2022 (Wandsworth council) Wandsworth Council has provided the No Third Runway Coalition with much needed funds to help continue to campaign and provide effective opposition to the plan to build a third runway at Heathrow. Wandsworth has long argued against the case for a third runway and the huge impact it would have on the local environment, noise levels and residents’ overall health and well-being. It joined forces with five local councils, Greenpeace and others to legally challenge the Government’s decision to allow the runway and in 2020 the Court of Appeal ruled that this decision was unlawful, as it was at odds with commitments to limit rises in global temperatures. However this ruling has since been overturned by the Supreme Court meaning the campaign to stop the runway continues. The council is providing £5,781 to the No Third Runway Coalition in support of its ongoing core costs and to ensure their work in providing effective and influential opposition to Heathrow’s expansion and its impact on local communities can carry on. Wandsworth Council Leader Ravi Govindia said: “For two decades when the third runway at Heathrow was first suggested this council has oppose

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