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Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 03:42:20 GMT
From: jo makepeace (
Subject: SchNEWS 291, Friday 26th January 2001

Farnborough Airport development

Farnborough based TAG Aviation have recently secured permission for the expansion of Farnborough Airport. Previously the MOD owned airport served as a training ground for its aviation and aerospace research body; it is set to become a large regional airport serving the European business community.

The development will result in the loss of 170 acres of a SSSI, the destruction of endangered and protected species and the removal of the tops of three hills. That's not to mention the increased noise and air pollution for the residents of Farnborough. A college, old people's home and numerous houses will now be situated dangerously close to the flight path. Green MEP Caroline Lucas has lent her support to the campaign and succeeded in winning approval in the European Parliment for her report on aviation with calls for an environmental tax on EU flights, noise pollution reduction guidelines and a tax on aviation kerosene amongst other measures.


North Hants Green Party
49 York Road, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 3JQ
tel 01252 653144

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