I read Gordon Pullan's November 19 letter with sadness [Runway threat has changed us].
It is an accurate description of how the 'runway threat' has changed communities around Heathrow Airport.
Gordon is right when he declares continuing noise and air pollution won't be an issue for Sipson residents if a third runway goes ahead.
He is also right to declare that it's not unreasonable for a homeowner to wish to remain in the 'site where he has chosen to live for the rest of his life.'
He is also right to say any business organisation wanting someone else's asset should pay the right price.
But it's not just those who live in Sipson who will be affected by any further expansion of Heathrow air-port.
If there is a third runway,Sipson will be flattened. That will be unspeakably horrendous.
But left behind will be residents in Harmondsworth, Harlington, Longford, Cranford, Hayes and West Drayton.
Many of us, like Gordon, will be unable to sell our homes. Many of us will be living on a building site, then trapped between runways - effectively living airside.
Wider afield, there will be 150,000 more west Londoners suffering from intolerable noise.
I'm a Harmondsworth resident and my sons have moved away.
I fight this monstrous proposal because if Sipson goes, my sons' history goes.
I fight because even if there is no third runway,there is an intention to abolish runway alternation and increase flights.
This means unremitting noise for us all. I fight because these wards are among the poorest in Hillingdon and it's unthinkable to subject us to the increasing pollution which a third runway and further increase in flights means.
There might be some who say: 'Tough, you all should have moved.'
Foolishly I and countless others believed the lies of the aviation mafia - there will be no third runway - I remember reading the letter and heaving a sigh of relief.
But there's been no peace here for us for years. It is shameful and outrageous that this industry profits out of our misery.
It is even more disgraceful that a Labour government treats its traditional supporters in this way.
These are our homes, our communities, our schools and churches. They belong to us - not the aviation industry.
This unsustainable and immoral plan to build the equivalent of Gatwick Airport alongside Heathrow has to be stopped.
If not, no other community is ever safe - anywhere.
An industry which claims to be a 'good neighbour' is far from it. Good neighbours don't lie and don't come along and steal.
NoTRAG press officer, Candover Close, Harmondsworth.