In addition to the other advantages associated with a third runway, the expanded Heathrow will also create a range of new domestic routes that passengers can enjoy. Also, the new expansion will result in up to 180,000 new jobs created across the United Kingdom.
In order to address some of the objections to the expansion, there was an Airspace and Future Operations consultation, which concluded earlier this month on the 4th of March 2019. However, construction of the third runway could begin as early as 2021, with the runway being operational as soon as 2026.
Why Are Some Against Heathrow Expansion?
It’s hard to argue against more jobs throughout the United Kingdom and the creation of new domestic routes; however there are some arguments against the expansion of Heathrow airport.
Firstly people are concerned about the increase in noise, not only from the airport itself but also from the traffic to and from the airport. This traffic could also affect transportation, and if unaddressed, would contribute to harmful air pollution. Due to these issues, the Mayor of London has challenged the approval for Heathrow expansion, alongside other bodies such as environmental charities and councils.
The expansion could cause the amount of passengers using Heathrow to double, potentially increasing even higher. It’s estimated that after the expansion, around 132million people will be using the airport; that’s around double the population of the United Kingdom. The groups who oppose Heathrow are concerned that such a large expansion could have very serious consequences, including the destruction of houses in the local area.
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