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Airports National Policy Statement: CPRE's reaction

2 February 2017

The Government has today published its draft Airports National Policy Statement which paves the way for a third runway at Heathrow and disastrous environmental consequences.

Tom Fyans, director of campaigns and policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said:

“As well as increasing carbon emissions, wrecking tranquillity under new flight paths and adding to dangerous levels of air pollution, a third runway at Heathrow will entrench the north-south economic divide and create extra housing pressure in the already overheated South East.

“Feelings around a third runway are at boiling point. The Government must drop its mantra of economic growth and heed the environmental warnings that matter so much more over the long run – both to our countryside and to people’s health. There is still time to invest in alternative and sustainable travel options that pursue a better and healthier future for everyone.”

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