|Posted by:||Richard Greenhough|
|In the 1940s Heathrow was created by a sleight of hand without any serious consideration as to whether it was the right place for London's main airport. |
"Development of the whole Heathrow area as a very big airfield started in 1944: it was stated to be for long-distance military aircraft bound for the Far East. But by the time the airfield was nearing completion, World War II had ended. The government continued to develop the airfield as a civil airport; known as London Airport and later as Heathrow".
Gatwick was developed in the 1950s.
In the 1970s the Roskill airports commission recommended Cublington, the government plumped for Maplin, and we got an expanded Stansted.
One day there is going to be a major disaster at Heathrow, when we are not as lucky as we were with the Staines crash in 1972 and a plane comes down in a heavily-built-up area under the flightpath. Then everyone will start wondering how on earth we allowed Heathrow to continue to expand, and perhaps regard Boris as a true prophet and Boris Island as the obvious solution.
British airport policy stinks, and has done so for over seventy years.
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Heathrow 'Full'||23/02/15 12:59:00||Julian Pavey|
|Re:Heathrow 'Full'||23/02/15 13:01:00||Julian Pavey|
|Re:Heathrow 'Full'||23/02/15 13:45:00||Richard Greenhough|
|Re:Re:Heathrow 'Full'||23/02/15 13:49:00||Julian Pavey|
|Re:Re:Re:Heathrow 'Full'||23/02/15 13:51:00||Richard Greenhough|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow 'Full'||23/02/15 13:59:00||Julian Pavey|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow 'Full'||23/02/15 14:16:00||Richard Greenhough|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Heathrow 'Full'||23/02/15 14:26:00||Claire Moran|