Tuesday 2nd of June 2015
Khalid at Easirent Car Hire Heathrow Airport is in agreement that people in the local area to the runway should be compensated fairly.
If Heathrow Airport were to expand to a third runway it is predicted that the airport would have to part with over £200 million to insulate homes in Hounslow.
That is the cost of noise-proofing every home in the borough which would be affected by aircraft noise from an expanded Heathrow Airport and has not already been insulated, according to Hounslow Council.
Council leader Steve Curran announced the figure, he said, “We estimate noise insulation would cost around £200 million so Heathrow’s compensation package of £550 million across 14 local authorities is clearly not nearly enough.”
Heathrow has promised £250 million for noise insulation, as part of a £550 million community compensation package, should a third runway get the go-ahead.
A Heathrow spokeswoman said “Heathrow Airport held a series of public consultations and met with local authorities as part of a proactive effort to gather residents’ viewpoints on the noise insulation offer, which is a key component of its expansion plans. The feedback we received will be integral to a new and improved noise insulation scheme, the details of which will be announced early in the New Year.”
Heathrow Airport pledged this week to compensate some 3,750 householders affected by noise from a third runway should they wish to up sticks. The airport’s new chief executive John Holland-Kaye also promised this summer to complete secondary glazing works at schools under the flight paths by April next year.