New cross-party MP group to oppose Heathrow Expansion

A new All Party Parliamentary Group was launched in Westminster yesterday. The APPG on Heathrow Expansion was set up to bring together MPs opposed to a third runway and examine issues related to the proposed expansion. A very well attended AGM took place with parliamentarians from across the political spectrum present and additional numbers unable […] read more

On July 18th, 2017, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

Investors beware, I will never let a third runway be built at Heathrow

The question of airport expansion has festered for decades, and Brexit makes it even more important that a decision is made. Many people, in business and politics alike, think the Government should just get on with it. That is why expanding Heathrow would be the wrong choice. If Heathrow gets a green light, we will […] read more

On October 17th, 2016, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

Heathrow Update

Here is a brief update on the campaign against Heathrow expansion.  First, the timetable. Although the Government hasn’t yet made a formal announcement, it is expected that we will hear their favoured option (Gatwick versus Heathrow) in mid October. A fortnight or so later, it is likely that MPs will be asked to vote on one of […] read more

On September 25th, 2016, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

Heathrow Airport third runway plan ‘has £500m gap’

Heathrow’s plans for a third runway contain a £500 million “gap” that could be passed on to taxpayers, Tory MP Zac Goldsmith claimed today. That is the estimated cost of relocating a giant incinerator that takes waste from hospitals, firms and the military around the region. Lakeside Energy from Waste Treat- ment Centre at Colnbrook […] read more

On July 20th, 2016, posted in: Article, Heathrow Expansion by

Heathrow: The wrong choice

Now that Britain has a new Prime Minister, it is time for us to ensure Theresa May rules out a 3rd Runway once and for all. The decision is likely to be taken towards the end of the summer, so Zac Goldsmith has today written to the Prime Minister and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to […] read more

On July 18th, 2016, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

Standard: Heathrow as a hub is not the answer to our airport dilema

On the back of its decision to keep all airport expansion options on the table, the Government has faced a savage backlash. It has been accused of causing an unnecessary delay, and of being overly influenced by my own campaigning on the issue. I can’t object to the second point, or see it as a […] read more

On December 14th, 2015, posted in: Article, Heathrow Expansion by

Heathrow update

Dear Resident, I wanted to write to you following the Government’s announcement in response to the Airports Commission. I know this has been a time of real anxiety for many in our community, and I am absolutely delighted that, after much campaigning, the Government has heard the arguments, seen sense and will judge the options […] read more

On December 7th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

MAJOR RALLY AGAINST HEATHROW EXPANSION

Five London Mayoral Candidates will meet tomorrow at an Anti- Heathrow Expansion Rally organised by Zac Goldsmith in Parliament Square (Saturday October 10th, 11am-12pm).    In addition to the London Mayoral Candidates for Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and UKIP, the crowd will also hear from John McDonnell,  the Shadow Chancellor,  John Stewart […] read more

On October 9th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

New Heathrow Campaign launched today

On the 2nd September, the Coalition Against Heathrow Expansion launched their first campaign against a possible 3rd runway delivering over 1.6m flyers across London and the South East. The Coalition includes the Mayor of London, Conservative MP, Zac Goldsmith, five councils, Cross-Party MPs and campaign groups including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. The flyers […] read more

On September 3rd, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

MPs slam flawed Airports Consultation and urge PM to rule out Heathrow Expansion

David Cameron has been urged to rule out Heathrow expansion or to reopen the Airports Commission’s consultation on air quality. In a joint letter coordinated by Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, 32 senior figures – including seven other MPs, six town hall leaders, academics, peers, environmental experts and London Assembly Members […] read more

On July 24th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

Air Quality – Letter to Prime Minister

Dear Prime Minister, As you know, air quality is a huge cause of public concern, particularly in London. The associated health and environmental challenges are becoming clearer by the day. Last week a new report from academics at Kings College London estimated that the equivalent of up to 10,000 deaths in the capital are brought […] read more

On July 24th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

ZAC GOLDSMITH RESPONSE TO THE AIRPORTS COMMISSION REPORT

Sir Howard Davies seems to have begun with a conclusion a few years ago, and spent £20m of public money justifying it. Against all the available evidence, he is effectively proposing that we spend vast sums of taxpayer money subsidising the creation of a huge foreign-owned monopoly. It is hugely disappointing that he has ignored […] read more

On July 1st, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release, Zac's Blog by

Zac Goldsmith launches Heathrow Flight Path Campaign

On Wednesday 17th June, Zac Goldsmith MP launched a new Heathrow Airport flight path campaign alongside the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP and Rt Hon Justine Greening, MP for Putney. In the next few weeks the Airports Commission is due to make its final recommendation to the Government as to whether Heathrow or Gatwick […] read more

On June 17th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

Victory is in the air for the anti-Heathrow expansion campaign

With the election over, Heathrow’s owners know they are reaching the end of the road in their campaign to expand. This is because, first and foremost, the argument against them has been won. Heathrow is already Europe’s biggest noise polluter, and a third runway (its bosses admit a third would lead to a fourth) would […] read more

On May 12th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

Who can be trusted to stop Heathrow expansion?

As we approach the election in Richmond and North Kingston, residents who are concerned about Heathrow expansion face a choice: who will put up the most effective opposition? In me, you have a candidate whose commitment to stopping expansion is second to none, and who will always put community before narrow Party interests (See my […] read more

On April 28th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion by

How the Lib Dems let residents down over Heathrow

Local Lib Dems are asking voters to trust them to stop Heathrow expansion. But while Zac Goldsmith has been fighting tooth and nail against Heathrow expansion, the Lib Dems had a golden opportunity to stop it forever, but chose not to. They have serious questions to answer. 1. We now know that despite campaigning against […] read more

On April 15th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Zac's Blog by

A Record of Action against Heathrow Expansion

“[Zac] has led the campaign against a third runway at Heathrow” – Evening Standard Zac Goldsmith has campaigned relentlessly against Heathrow expansion. That is why Heathrow itself has singled him out in its campaign to expand. Talking about next steps, Zac says: “As things stand, the next Government will hear back from Sir Howard Davies’ […] read more

On April 15th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Zac's Blog by

Lib Dems pushed Airports Commission deadline past the Election

When the Airports Commission was launched in 2012, campaigners against Heathrow expansion and a cross Party group of MPs harshly criticised the Coalition Government for timing it to report to Government after the General Election. They tried to pressure the Government to bring the deadline forward to ensure voters would know where the respective Parties […] read more

On April 8th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

TFL tells MPs that Heathrow and the Airports Commission have significantly underestimated costs of a third runway

With just weeks to go before the Airports Commission delivers its final recommendations on airport capacity, Transport for London (TFL) has raised serious concerns about congestion and surface transport costs associated with possible expansion of Heathrow airport. TFL has stated that Heathrow and the Airports Commission have significantly underestimated the challenge of improving transport access […] read more

On March 30th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by

Zac Goldsmith press release: Another Heathrow front group launches bogus report on benefits of expansion

The National Connectivity Task Force released a report on Monday 16th March stating that Heathrow expansion is the best option for the regions of the UK, and disputes claims that expansion would only benefit the South East of England. The report comes at a crucial time before the announcement of the Airports Commission recommendation as […] read more

On March 18th, 2015, posted in: Heathrow Expansion, Press Release by