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Heathrow third runway: March along residential areas to be affected by airport expansion in Brentford

Newly formed BASHR3 'walked the flight path' in protest over new runway which it says would add to already "unbearable" noise

'No Third Runway' protest as over 80 people 'walk the flight path' in Brentford(Image: BASHR3)

Scores of west Londoners set off to 'walk the flight path' as part of an anti-third runway march through Brentford .

More than 80 protesters, including children and adults sporting red 'No Third Runway' t-shirts and holding large yellow placards, rallied from Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre to Boston Manor Park on Saturday (April 8).

Among the crowds was Ruth Cadbury , MP for Brentford and Isleworth , who joined the protest organised by newly formed BASHR3 .

The route - Brentford Fountain, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford Station and Boston Manor Park - demonstrated one of the many residential areas which will be affected by a new runway at Heathrow Airport .

Co-ordinator Dave Waller said: "Our part of West London is already severely blighted by aircraft noise.

"We are appalled that the government is supporting Heathrow's bid for a third runway knowing that it will cause thousands more people to suffer on a daily basis, all for what appear to be doubtful economic benefits.

"BASHR3 intends to fight this ill-conceived proposal all the way."

Dozens join march in Brentford in protest of third runway at Heathrow(Image: BASHR3)

One walker summed up the mood of the day: "I love living in Brentford, but I already wake up at 4.30am when the planes are overhead.

"I would hate to have to move house for my older years, but if the third runway is given the green light, I can't see myself being able to stay."

Ms Cadbury added: "People from Feltham, Heston, Cranford and Hounslow are all too aware of the disruption such extreme and constant noise can bring to daily lives.

"Today we want to show the people of Brentford that the new flight path would go right over their heads, greatly increasing the level and constancy of noise they already suffer."

There is still to respond to the government consultation on Heathrow's proposal for a third runway.

The consultation closes on May 27, 2017.

To find out more about BASHR3 email bashrunway3@gmail.com

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