Ingenious Block to Third Runway
THE environmental group Greenpeace has adopted an ingenious approach to blocking a third runway at Heathrow. They have purchased land about the size of a football pitch in the village of Sipton an area that would be required in the construction of the runway and have parcelled it out into smallholdings with owners as diverse as Inuit Indians and London MPs. It is not an insuperable obstacle to the building of a third runway but serving compulsory purchase orders on this ragbag of holders would undeniably be a headache for BAA, the owners of Heathrow, which they could do without, and a corresponding gift to the lawyers.
On the more serious, political front, there are …
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Publication information: Article title: Ingenious Block to Third Runway. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: January 13, 2009. Page number: 14. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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