So it’s been a beautiful summer here at Grow Heathrow, and a plentiful harvest. But now it’s back to the serious stuff. We’ve just been informed that the next round in the Grow Heathrow legal battle will take place on Tuesday 23rd October 2012, at the Court of Appeal in Central London. We’ll send out more info closer to the time, and hopefully see lots of your lovely faces there!
With the Third Runway seemingly back on the agenda, there couldn’t be a worse time to boot Grow Heathrow out. Yet again, the Heathrow villages see dark clouds amassing on the horizon, and it’s more important than ever that people across the country make clear that we will not allow this community, the environment, or the future to be destroyed for short-term profit by a small group of aviation lobbyists and their pals in the House of Commons. To allow a Third Runway at Heathrow is to surrender to runaway climate change.
The case also has important ramifications beyond us or the villages, as it has the potential to significantly strengthen the protection for private tenants and licensees up and down the country. We’re really lucky to have some great lawyers on side, who will be pushing these points strongly.
As ever, we are keen to find a solution to the case that is good for everyone. It would be wrong to destroy all the work that’s been done by local people and members of Transition Heathrow over the last two and a half years, to transform this previously derelict and abused piece of land into a positive community hub, growing project, and home. We will do everything we can to make sure that Grow Heathrow can continue, supporting the villages as they gather themselves for yet another fight for survival.