Hounslow homeowners will reap the benefits of a Heathrow third runway, according to some local estate agents who predict house prices will start to rise as a result.
Real estate experts at Jones Lang LaSalle claim expansion is excellent news for the property market in the Western Corridor as it signals its willingness to back a major infrastructure project in west London.
Maninder Grewal, manager of Landmark property services in Parklands Parade, Hounslow, agreed and told the Chronicle: "Now expansion has been given the go ahead, it is sure to increase house prices in the area. It will bring more business and more jobs, meaning a higher demand for homes.
"I have lived in Cranford since 1977 and increased noise has never had an effect on house prices. I believe the noise isn't even as bad as it was in the early 80s now the planes are more advanced.
"Obviously I sympathise with the people who are to be displaced from their homes but this is certainly a positive thing in the long run. We don't want to lose business to European countries."
However Richard King, manager of Isleworth-based agency Stewart Hunter Residential Ltd, disagrees and believes the impact will be minimal.
"I don't think it will have an effect on house prices in this area, regardless of an increase in business," he said. "But in areas like Slough and Buckinghamshire, where there will now be noise where before there was none, it may well make a difference."