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Heathrow third runway: Extra consultation date added for Chelsea and Fulham constituents to view plans

The event take place at Fulham Library after the Department for Transport had originally omitted the information roadshow from the constituency altogether

An extra date has been added by the Department for Transport to its Heathrow public consultation schedule following intervention from MP Greg Hands.

Mr Hands had been left disappointed when the government omitted his Chelsea and Fulham constituency from its original list of consultation event venues .

Now a date has now been added on April 19 at Fulham Library, in Fulham Road, running from 6.30pm to 8pm.

How the expanded Heathrow could look(Image: Heathrow Airports Ltd)

A series of public consultation events have been held around west London following the government’s Heathrow third runway decision last year.

The Conservative MP was left upset upon learning that none were due to take place in his constituency, in spite of the current and expected future impact that Heathrow Airport might have on residents.

He said: “I know that the announcement on the proposed Heathrow expansion came as a disappointment to many of my constituents in Chelsea and Fulham, as well as to those I campaigned with when I represented Hammersmith as their MP.

“I fully acknowledge the need to increase airport capacity in the South East of England, but I remain opposed to the prospect of a third runway at Heathrow .”

He spoke of his calls for a ban on night flights before adding: “I look forward to hosting this Heathrow consultation event on 19 April, and I should like to thank the Department for agreeing to host an event in Chelsea and Fulham.

“I shall make my own submission to this consultation in due course, and I urge all of my constituents to get their opinions heard , by responding to the Department for Transport.”

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