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Topic: Heathrow v. Gatwick
Posted by: David Cuss
Date/Time: 03/02/15 11:23:00

Now that the debate has boiled down to these two, it is easier to make a balanced comparison of pros and cons. Personally I cannot see a single advantage for Heathrow. Maybe there is an long term economic benefit (not clear) but for sure the investment needed at Heathrow is massive compared to Gatwick, and this would be footed by the taxpayer.
In all other respects the case for Gatwick would appear to be overwhelming:

- Heathrow is already the noisiest airport in Europe and already flies all its planes over central London
- A second runway at Gatwick would affect less than 5% of the households affected at Heathrow today
- Air around Heathrow already breaches the EU's air quality limit. At Gatwick it never has and it'll still be well within the limit with a second runway
- Building a new runway at Gatwick would mean that the extra air traffic was directed over a much less populated area
- Expansion at Gatwick would not mean disrupting the M25, the busiest motorway in the UK. Heathrow's proposal would mean putting the busiest section of the M25 into a tunnel or under their third runway
- Only 166 homes would need to be demolished at Gatwick - compared to 950 at Heathrow which includes a whole town.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 11:23:00 David Cuss
   Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 11:33:00 Richard Greenhough
   Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 11:35:00 Alan Clark
      Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 11:45:00 David Cuss
         Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 11:53:00 Ken Munn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 12:02:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 12:40:00 Ken Munn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 12:03:00 Carl Wynne
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 12:20:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 12:29:00 Carl Wynne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 12:54:00 Michael Robinson
      Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 12:38:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 23:44:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 12:51:00 Will Watson
         Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 13:09:00 Alan Clark
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 13:25:00 Jonathan Bingham
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 23:55:00 Thomas Barry
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick04/02/15 10:20:00 Jonathan Bingham
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick04/02/15 14:48:00 Thomas Barry
   Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 13:15:00 Rick Sanders
   Three, not two03/02/15 15:29:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Three, not two03/02/15 15:47:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Three, not two03/02/15 17:02:00 Claudia Jachtmann
            Re:Re:Re:Three, not two03/02/15 17:14:00 Colin Jordan
         Re:Re:Three, not two04/02/15 00:10:00 Thomas Barry
   Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 19:15:00 David Cuss
      Re:Re:Heathrow v. Gatwick03/02/15 22:00:00 Claudia Jachtmann

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