Really ? They have been talking about moving from Heathrow for the last
40 years and yet you claim it's perfect ?
One reason to move is to allow room for future expansion. Doing
it out in the estuary gives that future room.
No one wants to live too near an airport. Heathrow moving elsewhere
would allow a lot of voters in West London to experience a
lot of house price appreciation as their homes would no longer
be blighted by aircraft noise.
Well if you would like to note, I have driven it every day since may 2010 so I'm not sure why you would know my commute better than me but hey what am I to know.
Hmmm so no one needs to live near an airport like Heathrow, ok so if they move it we create another location no one wants to live in? And where do the 50k staff move to are we paying relocation for them?
Also do you live near Heathrow and are you a nimby in need of equity?
So if I understand you correctly you want to ruin house prices elsewhere so voters in the existing area can see a lot of house price appreciation....... So another area is ruined by the noise, moving it from an area where the noise has been for decades and is accepted as a factor of the area,
I'm sorry your argument is thin, your comment on traffic is based on no knowledge of my commute, I accept it's a busy are but no worse than the M1 passed Nottingham, the m42 or 6 by birmingham, the m4/5 passed Bristol at peak hours.
Added you seem to be taking the local plus I want financial gain on my property stance, which you seem willing to get this at someone else's loss?
I'm sorry but I cannot accept you points.
I do accept that the government needs to make a decision and there are options,
Expand Gatwick, stanstead, Luton, but these are frankly not 1st choice options
Reigate is an interesting one as its on the high speed rail link out of London city area and there is local support for this.
Heathrow has the advantage that it's location relatively well connected, is within 1 hour of allot of business locations and finance, is a known entity, and the additional staffing and internal resourse level is beneficial for the airlines, and thus the users, simple as that.
However as with all these things there are multiple sides and viewpoints, mixed agendas, good and poor arguments and the enevitabe "NIMBY"
The simple fact is we don't have all the information, purely views, and opinions. I appreciate your sentiment and that it is obvious something important to you.