UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Government should drop disastrous plans for Heathrow expansion says Kramer

Press Release   •   Feb 23, 2010 10:41 GMT

“The Government’s case for a third runway at Heathrow has always been abysmal, " said the Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond.

Commenting ahead of a High Court challenge from a coalition of London Councils, green groups and local residents against the Government’s decision to build a third runway at Heathrow, Susan Kramer, who leads the party’s campaign against a third runway said:

“The Government’s case for a third runway at Heathrow has always been abysmal. It makes no economic sense and will cause untold environmental damage.

“Government plans for ‘green slots’ are nothing more than greenwash – residents, other airports and businesses deserve a new White Paper and a new consultation. 

“It shouldn’t take a High Court challenge for the Government to see sense and drop its disastrous expansion plan.”