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Royal Borough backs Heathrow Airport appeal over runway works

Royal Borough backs Heathrow Airport appeal over runway works

Philip Dewey

An appeal on the refusal of an application by Heathrow Airport to carry out works to its runway is being backed by the Royal Borough.

The London Borough of Hillingdon refused the planning application which would see the end of the 1952 Cranford Agreement, used to protect residents of the village from aircraft noise.

The Royal Borough wishes to see the end of the agreement as it would allow flight operations to be changed and would provide respite to homeowners in Windsor and its surrounding villages.

Cllr George Bathurst (Con, Castle without) chairman of the aviation forum, said: "We are delighted that Heathrow has appealed against Hillingdon’s decision to refuse planning permission on their taxiways.

"This will have a huge impact on our residents and see some of them getting some respite from the noise caused by planes landing at the airport."

He added that the Royal Borough are still opposed to the building of a third runway at Heathrow and urged people to petition against the expansion of the airport.

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