Greenpeace buys third runway site

Greenpeace has bought part of the land earmarked for construction of Heathrow Airport's proposed third runway.

McGowan: one of the celebrity Greenpeace campaigners
McGowan: one of the celebrity Greenpeace campaigners

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, comedian Alastair McGowan, Greenpeace and others including the Conservative Party’s green advisor Zac Goldsmith signed deeds to the site last Friday. The group has said it will not sell the land to BAA or allow bulldozers on the site.

The group is sending out releases to national media and has set up a photo opportunity at the site to rally public support for its campaign to stop airport expansion. It hopes to attract thousands of people to take a stake in the land, under the campaign banner AIRPLOT.

The long-awaited Government decision on whether to expand London Heathrow Airport is expected this week.

Other environmental groups have also been expressing their concern over the proposed expansion, including Climate Rush, which held protests at the airport last night.

 

Photo: Rezac/Greenpeace

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