Heathrow expansion

Aircraft noise affects many thousands of local residents in Battersea, Wandsworth and Putney.

The borough suffers because it lies due east of the southern runway at Heathrow. From the borough boundary at Roehampton the airport is just nine miles away.

The 2M Group

Wandsworth Council is a founder member of the 2M group. This is an all-party alliance of local authorities concerned at the environmental impact of Heathrow expansion on their communities.

Leader of Wandsworth Council and spokesman for the 2M campaign group, Ravi Govindia, said:

"Almost every part of Wandsworth would be affected by aircraft noise if Heathrow expands. Across London and the Home Counties hundreds of thousands more people would face misery of daily aircraft noise. The price is far too high.

"Heathrow is in the worst position in the country for a major airport and the Government should focus the search for new runway sites on viable settings where the impacts are less severe."

UK Airports Commission

Read the council's submissions to the Government's Airports Commission from May 2013,  September 2013 and February 2015.

Read the council's assessment of the Airport Commission's final report - this is available as a summary booklet and full technical assessment.

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