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@  E39touring : (03 July 2015 - 08:28 PM)

Can't argue with that comment Dennis. Has anyone considered the pollution from the expansion?

@  DennisCooper : (03 July 2015 - 05:14 PM)

I still say expand Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead AND Luton from an economic point of view. If the UK votes to leave the EU, then this little Island needs to economically, be the best it can be.

@  DennisCooper : (03 July 2015 - 05:09 PM)

Heathrow's beginnings were never to be a full scale, busy, large airport. It was an airfield used for testing purposes in the 1930s that then grew along with the UK over the following 5/6 decades

@  DennisCooper : (03 July 2015 - 05:06 PM)

Hi E39 Touring, given the decades it takes for such decisions, the estuary idea would happen in 100 years time, 75 of which would be spent arguing about it

@  E39touring : (03 July 2015 - 04:31 PM)

Not saying we shouldn't expand but heathrow was built in the wrong area from the outset

@  E39touring : (03 July 2015 - 04:30 PM)

bm530, I have always lived in the area and my parents lived here since marriage. There are better solutions than wiping out two villages - Thames estuary?

@  bm530 : (03 July 2015 - 12:34 PM)

It's hurting the Economy and stopping growth, Heathrow is already at it's max.

@  bm530 : (03 July 2015 - 12:33 PM)

Dubai has cut out alot of Europe for longhaul flights, before they used to stop off at Heathrow now they stop off at Dubai.

@  bm530 : (03 July 2015 - 12:32 PM)

I know other countries just get stuff done, I was reading about how Dubai has went from 30m passengers a year to 100+m and Heathrow is still hovering around the same 70m.

@  DennisCooper : (03 July 2015 - 11:22 AM)

On the world stage, we look pretty inept, slow and stupid! have a read of this article on how quickly other countries do things http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-33276574

@  DennisCooper : (03 July 2015 - 11:19 AM)

But I daresay, it'll be another 5-10 years before someone in government says 'we should have expanded both Airports' then another 10-20 years 'talking' about it

@  DennisCooper : (03 July 2015 - 11:18 AM)

For me, it's logical to expand BOTH Heathrow AND Gatwick. Expand Standstead as well. Demand is rising & current and forseeable future capacity isn't enough

@  DennisCooper : (03 July 2015 - 11:14 AM)

Other nations are MUCH hungrier for advancement and thus betterment of their respective economies, the UK sits around for a few decades talking about things instead!

@  DennisCooper : (03 July 2015 - 11:12 AM)

@bm530 - The UK is 'culturally' very very slow to change and things like Crossrail which was 1st proposed in the 1950's take agessss to come through

@  bm530 : (02 July 2015 - 11:55 PM)

I can understand that but you obviously knew that when you moved didn't you? or have you always stayed there eg parents etc?

@  E39touring : (02 July 2015 - 08:15 PM)

The third runway is terrible for those of us who live nearby

@  bm530 : (01 July 2015 - 06:53 PM)

they might aswell build a fourth whislt they're at it would save alot of hassle for the next tiem they decide to argue about it.

@  bm530 : (01 July 2015 - 06:47 PM)

They should have kept some bloody space around it in the first place!

@  bm530 : (01 July 2015 - 06:46 PM)

Why is it taking over 2 decades to decide if Heathrow should have another runway and the likes of Dubai, Istanbul etc are just getting on with it?

@  TwoZeroAlpha : (01 July 2015 - 04:19 PM)

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