Last modified on Thu 20 Jun 2019
The strategy unveiled this week by the airport is monstrous – and the former London mayor has gone quiet about opposing it
This week Heathrow came up with its latest plan for a third runway. It is a plan so monstrous, so expensive, so disruptive and so archaic as to beggar belief. No city in the developed world would think of increasing flights over its built-up area by 700 planes a day.
None would think of jamming its busiest stretch of urban motorway for a decade, consuming 1,000 acres of greenbelt land and building the world’s largest car park (for 50,000 vehicles), all in an area already intolerable with congestion, aircraft noise levels and illegal air pollution – and all at a time of mounting concern over climate change.