Council throws its weight behind development at Heathrow - to save the town's thriving economy
A FIRM stance has been taken to support a third runway at Heathrow Airport and keep the town's economy alive.
Slough Borough Council will highlight the importance of the airport as the Government starts consultation on its future aviation strategy.
Growing support for 'Boris Island' - an airport in the Thames Estuary - sparked councillors to back development to strengthen Heathrow's status as Europe's hub airport.
Rob Anderson, council leader, said: "Heathrow is dying a slow death. Foreign business comes here because of the airport - if it goes, they will be gone. We are so in your face with Heathrow we have to be pro-active and make a stance."
It is estimated 7,500 Slough workers rely on the airport.
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Aug 10, 15:47
Sep 4, 03:17
Why don't the very same people who want the 3rd runway to go ahead - come and live under the flighpath.
It is non stop and getting worse as the aircraft are much louder now.
Forget any bull@@@@ about quieter aircraft etc as they just take the pee and fly low - an average of the noise level is taken so the loudest and most quiest are removed from the stats and a happy medium is shown in stats.
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