Court of Appeal Ruling Imminent

On Thursday 17th October the Court of Appeal will hear all four legal challenges to Heathrow’s expansion made by the local councils, Green Peace, the Mayor of London and Friends of the Earth.

CHATR needs a large turnout of local residents to join other groups from all over London and the South East to show strong opposition to the proposals for an extra 700 planes in the air over London every day. Chiswick would be one of the most affected areas with a significant increase in noise and air pollution and therefore we are keen that as many local residents attend as possible.

If you would like to be involved please meet at 7.45am on Thursday 17th October at Turnham Green Tube Station where CHATR will have banners (newly designed) for those who wish to travel to the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand. Alternatively, you can make your own way to the High Court.

Photographs will be arranged outside the High Court at 8.45am with speeches and a rally at 9.00am.

Address : The Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London WC2 A 2LL (the nearest tube is Temple).

Heathrow Airspace And Future Operations Consultation

After digesting the considerable volume of consultation documentation CHATR, working closely with the Bedford Park Society, has drafted a guide response to help Chiswick residents respond to the latest Heathrow airspace consultation.

Read more: Heathrow Airspace And Future Operations Consultation

CHATR Launches The ‘Heathrow Hurdles’ Campaign

Despite the rain and an early start, a large group of Chiswick residents gathered to launch the ‘Heathrow Hurdles Campaign’ outside Chiswick Town Hall on Monday 22 February. “These are hurdles that we believe Heathrow can never jump’ said Hamish Pringle who created the ‘Hurdles Campaign’ for HACAN. ‘They include pollution, noise, security, homes lost, cost, climate change, and the scale of the opposition. Each one of these creates very significant problems for Heathrow that we believe make the 3rd runway undeliverable”.

Read more: CHATR Launches The ‘Heathrow Hurdles’ Campaign

Why I Joined CHATR

Garth Gascoigne - CHATR Treasurer. 

The events which led ultimately to my joining CHATR provide a salutary lesson. A number of years ago, shortly prior to the arrival of my first daughter, we decided that we would need more space. At the time we were living in Hammersmith but could not find anything suitable in the area. Our first preference was Chiswick but few properties came onto the market. It seemed that once people settled in the area they were reluctant to move.

Read more: Why I Joined CHATR