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  • May 07, 2020

    Heathrow should admit its 3rd Runway fiasco is finished; incremental expansion via an extended runway is the only solution

    Heathrow Airport wins the right to argue for its 3rd Runway in the Supreme Court, despite also telling Parliament it may not be required for 10-15 years. Heathrow Hub argues that further legal challenges by Heathrow over its 3rd Runway are a waste of time and money, it will not happen. Incremen...

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    Feb 27, 2020

    Heathrow’s 3rd Runway is dead; the Extended Northern Runway is now the only viable option for Heathrow expansion

    Following the judgement handed down today by the Court of Appeal, quashing the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS); and the decision by the Government not to appeal to the Supreme Court, Heathrow Airport Ltd’s 3rd Runway plan is effectively dead. The court has ruled that the Airports Nation...

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    Feb 19, 2020

    Boris Johnson should order a Section 6 Review of Heathrow Airport’s 3rd Runway

    Heathrow Hub extended runway consortium repeats call for a Section 6 review of Heathrow Airport’s 3rd runway; Heathrow Airport is forced by Information Commissioner to reveal its surface access plans

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    “Our scheme is cheaper, quicker, quieter and easier to build than the 3rd Runway.”
    Jan 07, 2020

    The wheels are coming off the 3rd Runway, Boris Johnson should announce an urgent review

    Heathrow Airport Ltd has today confirmed that its £37.7 billion 3rd Runway project is effectively delayed, blaming the CAA for capping early spending, which it says “has prolonged the construction period of a new third runway and means Heathrow will need to undertake refreshed modelling of key as...

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    Dec 20, 2019

    Pressure mounts on Grant Shapps to review Heathrow’s 3rd Runway

    Following the announcement this week by the Civil Aviation Authority that it will not approve an additional £2.4 billion (2014 prices) of spending demands from Heathrow Airport Ltd, until it has conducted a new consultation, Heathrow Hub’s legal team has again written to Grant Shapps, Secretary o...

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    Nov 19, 2019

    Boris Johnson and the CAA should review Heathrow Airport Ltd’s 3rd Runway, and support the cheaper extended runway option instead

    The board of the Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”) is reportedly meeting tomorrow to consider a request from Heathrow Airport Ltd for £3.3 billion of pre-application spending in preparation for its 3rd Runway. Heathrow Hub, the promoter of the alternative, cheaper extended runway has written to th...

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    Oct 16, 2019

    Heathrow Hub hearing starts tomorrow in The Court of Appeal; our plan can get Boris Johnson out of the hole dug for him by the Department for Transport

    The Court of Appeal will tomorrow commence its hearing of an appeal by Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal for expanding Heathrow Airport via an extension to the existing Northern Runway.

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    Oct 02, 2019

    Heathrow Hub lawyers write to Grant Shapps to demand Section 6 Review of 3rd Runway

    DAC Beachcroft, the legal adviser to Heathrow Hub, the independent plan to expand Heathrow airport via an extended northern runway (ENR), has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, to demand he conducts an urgent Section 6 review of the Government’s decision to support the...

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    Sep 17, 2019

    Heathrow Airport’s Consultation on its 3rd runway is deluded and reveals an immature scheme which keeps changing

    Heathrow Airport Ltd’s (HAL) consultation on its plans for a 3rd runway reveals an immature and deeply flawed scheme that raises more questions than answers, according to Heathrow Hub, the independent promoters of the cheaper rival extended-runway scheme.

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    Sep 05, 2019

    The final cost of Heathrow Airport’s 3rd Runway Plan could be £61 billion and Boris Johnson and Grant Shapps should announce a review

    The published costs of Heathrow Airport Ltd’s new North West Runway (“the 3rd Runway”) are five years out of date, are misleading and the real number could be as high as £61 billion by 2050, according to a detailed analysis by Heathrow Hub Ltd, the independent promoters of the cheaper rival exten...

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    Jul 22, 2019

    Heathrow Hub Extended Runway consortium granted permission to appeal

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal for expanding Heathrow Airport via an extension to the existing Northern Runway, has today been granted permission by the Court of Appeal to appeal the High Court Judgement handed down on the 1st May 2019, which refused to quash the Government’s decision to ...

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    Jul 11, 2019

    Boris Johnson should scrap the 3rd Runway as costs increase significantly

    The CAA has just published a new consultation on Heathrow expansion which has disclosed that certain costs of developing Heathrow Airport’s new North West Runway (NWR) have nearly tripled in two years. The CAA says the costs have “increased significantly and are now very material”.

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    May 08, 2019

    Heathrow Hub Extended Runway consortium seeks permission to appeal

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal for expanding Heathrow Airport via an extension to the existing Northern Runway, has today commenced the process to appeal the High Court Judgement handed down on the 1st May 2019, which refused a Judicial Review of the Government’s decision to proceed with ...

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    Mar 11, 2019

    Heathrow Hub Extended Runway’s Judicial Review hearing commences

    The Judicial Review of the Government’s decision to support Heathrow Airport Ltd’s 3rd Runway commences today in the High Court of Justice in London.

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    Aug 03, 2018

    Heathrow Hub files request for judicial review at High Court

    Lawyers acting for Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal for expanding Heathrow Airport via an extension to the Northern Runway (ENR), have today filed papers at the High Court in London, seeking permission to Judicially Review the decision by Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, to...

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    Jun 27, 2018

    Heathrow Airport remains vague on passenger fees whilst awarding investors a £455m dividend

    Only two days after the vote in Parliament in favour of a 3rd runway, Heathrow Airport is already celebrating with the announcement today in its Investor Report of a £455m dividend for investors. This is in addition to the £3.1bn of dividends it has already paid to investors over the last four ye...

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    Jun 19, 2018

    Heathrow Hub readies Judicial Review of Airports National Policy Statement

    DAC Beachcroft, legal advisers to the consortium proposing an extended runway at Heathrow Airport, have written to Secretary of State Chris Grayling highlighting serious errors by the Department for Transport in the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) and indicating that it will likely be le...

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    Jun 05, 2018

    Heathrow’s 3rd Runway – another blunder by the Department for Transport

    Chris Grayling, secretary of state for transport, deserves credit for pressing ahead with Heathrow expansion. However, by selecting Heathrow Airport’s own 3rd Runway proposal he has relied on a flawed process run by his Department.

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    May 24, 2018

    Heathrow Hub Extended Northern Runway promoter formally complains to Competition and Markets Authority about Heathrow Airport Ltd

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow Airport via an Extended Northern Runway (ENR), has formally complained to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) about the behaviour of Heathrow Airport Ltd regarding airport expansion.

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    May 21, 2018

    Heathrow Hub demands changes to airport expansion legislation to include extended runway

    Heathrow Hub has submitted amended draft legislation to Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, so that its Extended Northern Runway (ENR) proposal can be implemented instead of Heathrow Airport’s 3rd Runway.

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    Apr 16, 2018

    Heathrow’s 3rd runway risks housing crisis for 2,100 people in London Borough of Hillingdon

    Heathrow Airport’s proposal to build a third runway could result in some 2,100 people needing to be rehoused by the London Borough of Hillingdon, according to new calculations by Heathrow Hub.

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    Mar 28, 2018

    Jock Lowe writes to the Financial Times - Complications make the third runway risky

    Jock Lowe writes to the Financial Times, saying that columnist Jonathan Ford is absolutely right to highlight the perverse regulatory incentives which caused Heathrow Airport’s shareholders to veto our cheaper, simpler, quieter scheme for expansion.

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    Mar 23, 2018

    Heathrow’s Third Runway damned with faint praise by Transport Committee

    Friday 23rd March, 2018 - The influential Transport Select Committee of the House of Commons has today damned Heathrow’s third runway with faint praise by simultaneously endorsing it but imposing conditions on it which cannot be met.

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    Mar 15, 2018

    Heathrow Airport pays shareholders more than it invests in the last four years

    Thursday 15th March, 2018 – Heathrow Airport Ltd has paid £3.1bn of dividends to investors in the last four years, raising questions about why it should be allowed potentially to double passenger fees to fund the construction of its expensive 3rd Runway scheme.

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    Feb 22, 2018

    Heathrow Airport doubles dividends to £1.1bn on higher passenger charges

    Heathrow Airport has today announced its annual results for 2017, including a 3.1% increase in passengers to a record 78m. However, in the results of Heathrow (SP) Ltd it also discloses that it has paid a massive dividend of £1.1bn, up from £596m in 2016.

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    Jan 17, 2018

    Ministers are being taken for fools. The Extended Runway Plan responds to Heathrow Airport Ltd’s latest 3rd Runway idea

    Heathrow Airport Ltd’s long-awaited attempt to indicate how it proposes to build its 3rd Runway idea at an affordable cost is derided as “a Heath Robinson” plan by the rival, independent proposal to instead extend the existing Northern Runway. The extended runway concept, is cheaper, simpler and ...

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    Jan 15, 2018

    Only extending the existing runway at Heathrow will protect airline passengers from substantially higher fares

    Willie Walsh, Chief Executive of IAG, has warned that there needs to be “a relentless focus on controlling costs” at Heathrow. He said that the high landing fees required to fund the airport’s “inefficiencies”, and its own expensive 3rd Runway proposal, will inevitably raise landing fees and cons...

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    Dec 18, 2017

    Heathrow bargain-basement terminal still too expensive, but also pointless

    Heathrow Airport Ltd is reported to be considering a “mini terminal 5” to hold down the cost of its 3rd Runway

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    Dec 05, 2017

    DfT says HAL’s third runway cannot be delivered until 2030 ENR (the cheaper, simpler, quicker scheme to extend the Northern Runway) can be completed by 2026

    Tuesday 5th December, 2017 - Jock Lowe, Director of Heathrow Hub, the independent scheme to extend the Northern runway at Heathrow, appeared before the Transport Select Committee at Portcullis House on Monday evening to present the "common sense" airport expansion option: phased construction at b...

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    Dec 04, 2017

    Independent safety review reveals “significant flaws” of third runway at Heathrow

    An independent review by a leading aviation safety consultancy has identified serious issues with Heathrow Airport Ltd’s North-West Runway (NWR) scheme, “the third runway”, relating to safety, capacity, operating efficiency, impact on residents living under the new approach and departure routes a...

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    Oct 25, 2016

    Right location, wrong scheme. Heathrow Hub responds to runway decision

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow by extending the northern runway, has responded to the UK Government’s decision to expand Heathrow Airport by building the third runway as the best solution to the UK’s aviation capacity challenge.

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    Sep 27, 2016

    Heathrow Hub calls for a new Independent Noise Regulator

    Heathrow Hub, the independent, cheaper and simper plan for expanding Heathrow by extending the northern runway as opposed to building a 3rd Runway, has today called for the creation of an Independent Noise Regulator to monitor and control noise at UK airports.

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    Sep 19, 2016

    Heathrow Hub’s ‘no frills’ option cuts price by £2bn to £7.5bn

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to double Heathrow's capacity by extending and dividing the northern runway at the airport has produced a ‘no frills’ option to its plan which could be £2bn cheaper, at a total cost of £7.5bn, than our original submission to the Government and £5bn cheaper t...

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    Jul 19, 2016

    Heathrow Hub extended runway can handle 750,000 ATMs per year, just as many as Heathrow Airport Ltd’s 3rd Runway proposal

    Extending the northern runway at Heathrow could safely accommodate 750,000 air transport movements (ATMs) per year, just as many as the 3rd Runway proposal, the promoter of the independent concept has demonstrated.

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    May 16, 2016

    Heathrow Airport Ltd’s new 3rd runway “now costly and difficult” to finance, says financier Ian Hannam

    Ian Hannam, ex-global chairman of capital markets at JP Morgan and chairman of Hannam & Partners has responded to the recent statement by Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG that the costs of Heathrow Airport Ltd’s new 3rd runway are “prohibitive” and that the Heathrow Hub extended runway indepe...

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    May 16, 2016

    Heathrow Airport Ltd’s new 3rd runway “now costly and difficult” to finance, says financier Ian Hannam

    Ian Hannam, ex-global chairman of capital markets at JP Morgan and chairman of Hannam & Partners has responded to the recent statement by Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG that the costs of Heathrow Airport Ltd’s new 3rd runway are “prohibitive” and that the Heathrow Hub extended runway indepe...

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    Apr 20, 2016

    New cost estimates show extending the runway at Heathrow is the cheapest option for airport expansion

    New detailed cost estimates have revealed that Heathrow Hub’s independent proposal to extend the northern runway would cost significantly less than Heathrow Airport’s plan for a third runway.

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    Mar 31, 2016

    Heathrow Hub’s extended runway concept is overtaking rival airport expansion options

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to extend the northern runway at Heathrow, is coming out ahead of the other two options for airport expansion being considered by the Department for Transport, on the basis of new research.

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    Mar 07, 2016

    Independent Transport Commission says technical innovation should overcome environmental obstacles to Heathrow expansion

    The Independent Transport Commission (ITC) has published a report today which has concluded that the environmental challenges around airport expansion at Heathrow are not insuperable, commenting that it should be “possible for the UK to drive down the environmental costs of aviation while realisi...

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    Feb 15, 2016

    Extended runway concept for Heathrow wins patent approval

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to extend the northern runway at Heathrow Airport, has received a huge boost in its campaign to provide the UK with the additional aviation capacity that the country urgently needs.

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    Jan 27, 2016

    Heathrow Hub urges the Government to proceed quickly with airport expansion

    Ahead of the address by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin to the British Air Transport Association this evening, Jock Lowe, director of Heathrow Hub, said:

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    Dec 10, 2015

    Heathrow Hub understands need for further work

    Jock Lowe, director of Heathrow Hub, comments on Government's announcement that it accepts the case for expansion and the full shortlist originally drawn up by the Airports Commission

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    Dec 07, 2015

    Heathrow Hub responds to press speculation on delay to airport expansion decision

    Jock Lowe, director of Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to extend the runway, said:

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    Dec 01, 2015

    You can keep your word Mr Cameron, by choosing an extended runway at Heathrow

    The Extended Northern Runway plan for Heathrow was, from its inception, designed to be politically and socially acceptable. It is clear that those opposed to a third runway at Heathrow are now campaigning under a “No ifs, no buts” slogan, throwing an original commitment by the Prime Minister in 2...

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    Dec 01, 2015

    Heathrow Hub responds to House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee

    Steve Costello, director of Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to extend the runway, said:

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    Nov 11, 2015

    Heathrow Hub wins decisive legal victory and secures new financial backing

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow by extending the northern runway, has received a significant double boost in its campaign to be selected by the UK government as the best solution to the UK’s aviation capacity challenge.

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    Oct 02, 2015

    Extending the runway at Heathrow, not a third runway, is the political way out for airport expansion

    Jock Lowe, director of Heathrow Hub, comments on Zac Goldsmith's selection as Conservative Mayoral Candidate and explains why the extended runway plan, not a third runway, is the political way out for airport expansion.

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    Sep 14, 2015

    New analysis shows Runway Extension is the best way to expand Heathrow

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow by extending the northern runway, has decided to continue its campaign to deliver a realistic proposal for expansion at Heathrow and has today submitted a detailed review of the Airports Commission final report to the Government.

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    Jul 01, 2015

    Heathrow Hub responds to the Airports Commission Final Report

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow by extending the northern runway, welcomes the decision by the Airports Commission to select Heathrow Airport as the location for expanding UK airport capacity.

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    Jun 30, 2015

    Heathrow Hub to take a quarter of a million Londoners out of the Heathrow noise footprint

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow by extending the northern runway, has made recent environmental submissions to the Airports Commission on noise and air quality which it believes puts it in a strong position as an environmentally acceptable proposal for Heathrow expansion...

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    Jun 22, 2015

    Time to Act: The economic consequences of failing to expand airport capacity

    The Independent Transport Commission (ITC) has published a report today that highlights the macro-economic consequences that the country could face if the Government fails to act upon the Airport Commission’s forthcoming recommendations. The ITC is a respected independent transport think tank.

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    May 11, 2015

    Patrick McLoughlin a good choice of Transport Secretary to deliver Airport Expansion, says Heathrow Hub

    Heathrow Hub welcomes the re-appointment of Patrick McLoughlin as Secretary of State for Transport in today’s Cabinet reshuffle. Responding to the Airport Commission’s imminent recommendation on expansion is one of the biggest decisions the new government faces.

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    Apr 30, 2015

    The Spectator produces film on airport expansion, sponsored by Heathrow Hub

    Heathrow Hub has asked The Spectator to look into the different shortlisted options. Isabel Hardman, The Spectator‘s Assistant Editor, has spoken to various experts from Heathrow, Gatwick and Heathrow Hub, to hear more about the three different proposals:

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    Mar 16, 2015

    Heathrow Hub welcomes report findings that Heathrow expansion best option for regions

    Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow by extending the northern runway, welcomes the findings of the National Connectivity Task Force report, published today.

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    Mar 11, 2015

    Gatwick offer should be taken with “a large pinch of salt” says Jock Lowe of Heathrow Hub

    Gatwick has today written to the Airports Commission offering to fix its passenger fees in return for an unspecified 30-year contract with the Government. The offer has not been matched by a supporting statement from the airport’s private equity owners, Global Infrastructure Partners, and is lack...

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    Feb 04, 2015

    New submissions demonstrate Heathrow Hub is simple, quick, cheaper and reduces noise

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    Jan 27, 2015

    Current phase of Heathrow Hub's adverts to conclude this week

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    Jan 12, 2015

    Heathrow Hub says there is clear evidence today that Heathrow Airport is the future

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    Nov 24, 2014

    Heathrow Hub launches advertising campaign

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    Nov 19, 2014

    Heathrow expansion would be much easier to finance than Gatwick, says Ian Hannam

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    Nov 11, 2014

    Heathrow Hub is the most politically deliverable airport proposal, says Jock Lowe

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    Sep 02, 2014

    Airport Commission rules out Estuary Airport

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    May 23, 2014

    Jock Lowe attacks Boris Johnson for trying close Heathrow Airport costing 100,000 jobs

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    May 15, 2014

    Updated submission

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    May 13, 2014

    Heathrow Hub - No third runway and an end to night quota flights

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    Dec 17, 2013

    Heathrow Hub shortlisted by Airports Commission in its Interim Report

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    Oct 11, 2013

    Heathrow can be expanded without upsetting voters

    Boris Johnson, Zac Goldsmith & co. ought not to worry. It is perfectly possible to expand Heathrow and reduce noise by using a bit of ingenuity, as our independent, privately financed proposal demonstrates.

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    Sep 29, 2013

    Heathrow Hub publishes safety assessment

    Heathrow Hub, the independent, innovative proposal to expand Heathrow has today published an initial safety assessment which judges the concept to be within existing risk parameters.

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    Sep 10, 2013

    Ian Hannam backs Heathrow Hub

    Ian Hannam has given his personal financial backing to Heathrow Hub, an innovative proposal currently being considered by the UK Airports Commission to double Heathrow’s capacity and connect it to the national rail network, while also adopting major noise mitigation strategies.

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    Why Choose a Third Runway When You Can Choose a Longer Runway?

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    Map of Heathrow Hub’s extended runway

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    Rail Connections

    Rail Connections

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    Heathrow Hub noise advert

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    Heathrow Hub advert

    Heathrow Hub advert

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    William 'Jock' Lowe - Director

    William 'Jock' Lowe - Director

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    Expanded Heathrow simulation

    Expanded Heathrow simulation

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    Flight path over Kew Gardens

    Under our proposal planes would travel 800ft higher - reducing noise over West London

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