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Heathrow Airtrack consultation needs your input now

August 18, 2009 9:33 PM

South-West train enters stationNow is your chance to have a say on the Air Track Proposals. While Lib Dems fully support the principle of moving people from road to rail, the way being proposed in this scheme is unacceptable.

Lib Dem Parliamentary spokesman Mark Chapman has grave concerns about the proposal in its current form. Mark explained "the thought of the pylons disfiguring Stanwell Moor is unacceptable. The Moor is too important to be spoilt in this way. In addition the chaos from having the level crossing near Staines Bridge shut for 44 minutes in every hour is absurd."

The scheme is being promoted as a Transport and Works Act Order which allows transport infrastructure schemes to be fast tracked through the planning system without the possibility of a full public enquiry. If you are not in favour of this scheme it is vital that you write in and make your views known - you will not get a second chance.

To have you say write to:

Secretary of State for Transport

c/o Transport and Works Act Orders Unit

Department for Transport

9/09 Southside

105 Victoria Street

London SW1E 6DT

Or email transportandworksact@dft.gsi.gov.uk

The consultation period closes on 18th September

Full details of how to respond to the consultation can be obtained from the BAA website www.heathrowairport.com/airtrack

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