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BAA Buys Up Houses For Third Runway...  
User currently offlineFcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 781 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

The BBC is reporting that the BAA has offered to buy up houses in the area designated for the new runway.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8318413.stm

After all the 'BAA gives up on third runway' stories a couple of weeks ago, it proves that you really can't believe anything in the press...!

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4190 times:
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Are they using the money they got from the sale of Gatwick?


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User currently offlineCc2314 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

suprise suprise,what lenght will the runway be? will it be to the north or the south of the field?

User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

Labour MP John McDonnell, who has been campaigning on behalf of residents, welcomed BAA's announcement, saying: "BAA has finally realised what a PR disaster this has been in trapping the lives of local residents.

"I believe that the third runway will never be built but before we can kill off this runway threat once and for all we need to ensure that families affected by (the) blight are properly protected," he added


Why would he believe that it wont be built when his own party has agreed that a new runway is needed and will be built in or around 2015



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4048 times:



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 3):
Why would he believe that it wont be built when his own party has agreed that a new runway is needed and will be built in or around 2015

I dont know if you know about John McDonnell but he is a 'rebel' Labour MP and the one who tried to stand against Gordon Brown for the party leadership in 2007 but didnt get enough nominations to force a contest. He probably believes he can get the government to change their mind



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12427 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4037 times:

Only today, Dave Cameron was in a constituency close to LHR, explicity ruling out the third runway.

Ooh, this is getting interesting.

No chance of using the Tory front bench as landfill?


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3915 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 4):
I dont know if you know about John McDonnell but he is a 'rebel' Labour MP and the one who tried to stand against Gordon Brown for the party leadership in 2007 but didnt get enough nominations to force a contest. He probably believes he can get the government to change their mind

I didnt know that, thanks for the info.....



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User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

If you revisit that original thread you will note my post about a mate of mine who is STILL on the R3 team. R3 will happen.


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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

BAA appear to be using the same methods as at STN. Here they have gradually bought up nearly every property in the way of the 2nd runway, only a few weeks ago they even bought the pub which is used as the headquarters of the "stop the Stansted expansion" movement  laughing 

They were reported as now having only 6 properties left to purchase. Once they buy them, they are either left vacant or rented out on a short term basis, then the community spirit gets broken, then the residents gradually capitulate.

If and when they decide to proceed, they have no problem with compulsory purchase orders, and can easily deal with protestors.


User currently offlineFrmrCAPCADET From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1713 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

In a way no inconsistency between putting the 3rd runway on the back burner, no current planning, engineering, architectural work going on; but at the same time buying up properties (they may be low with the recession), and as previous poster opined, 'just biding their time'.


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User currently offlineHuaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

How do they intend to deal with that plot of land owned by environmentalists and celebrities?


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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12427 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3185 times:



Quoting Huaiwei (Reply 10):
How do they intend to deal with that plot of land owned by environmentalists and celebrities?

Well, they could argue that the celebrities would find it very convenient to have a runway right beside the land they bought, so they could visit it more often.


User currently offlineEvomutant From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3181 times:



Quoting Huaiwei (Reply 10):
How do they intend to deal with that plot of land owned by environmentalists and celebrities?

Compulsory purchase order. The fact it is minutely sub divided as it is really no particular obstacle. Might even help them, in terms of the money they have to pay as part of that order. 100 tiny plots are worth less than 1 huge one and the cost of re-acquiring similar land is far less...


User currently offlineHuaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1113 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2914 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 11):
Well, they could argue that the celebrities would find it very convenient to have a runway right beside the land they bought, so they could visit it more often.

Haha but the plot of land is smack in the planned runway's layout right?

Quoting Evomutant (Reply 12):
Compulsory purchase order. The fact it is minutely sub divided as it is really no particular obstacle. Might even help them, in terms of the money they have to pay as part of that order. 100 tiny plots are worth less than 1 huge one and the cost of re-acquiring similar land is far less...

I didn't know it works that way there. Isn't it kinda silly for this group to do what they did in the first place then, since it is bound to fail nonetheless?

I have been trying to picture the idea of a runway with a small plot of greenery in the middle. Maybe some planks will help. Big grin



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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2855 times:



Quoting Huaiwei (Reply 10):
How do they intend to deal with that plot of land owned by environmentalists and celebrities?

I believe the law does tend to weigh in on the side of HAL in that case because that land was proudly purchased for the clearly articulated purpose of frustrating plans for R3. Nuisance purchases are recognised as such.


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6694 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2846 times:



Quoting Huaiwei (Reply 10):
How do they intend to deal with that plot of land owned by environmentalists and celebrities?



Quoting Huaiwei (Reply 13):
I have been trying to picture the idea of a runway with a small plot of greenery in the middle. Maybe some planks will help. 

There is the famous farmer/landowner in Tokyo Narita who had a runway built around his farm


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User currently offlineFcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 781 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

BAA press release.....

12 October 2009 - BAA Heathrow statement on third runway planning process

You may have read in the Sunday Times this week a claim that BAA, in effect, has dropped plans for a third runway at Heathrow. This is not true and the following statement has been issued to the media:

BAA spokesperson:

"We remain convinced that a third runway is the only viable, costed and thought through way of meeting the need for extra runway capacity to maintain this country's global connections to the rest of the world, particularly in an era where long haul links to markets such as China and India are increasingly important.

The process of putting in a planning application is complex, particularly given the new planning structure put in place as recently as October 1st. The process was always going to take until after the general election. We continue to work on the application and will take as long as is necessary to prepare a proper submission."

We remain committed to the third runway project but appreciate that this media story may have created uncertainty for local residents. If you would like to talk to someone about BAA's position, please call our Community Team on 020 8745 5791 or email heathrowthirdrunway@baa.com.


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2601 times:



Quoting Fcogafa (Reply 16):
or email heathrowthirdrunway@baa.com.

Either BAA have a really good spam filter or that mailbox is next to useless. Maybe it's a decoy.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12427 posts, RR: 37
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2225 times:

I see that one of the first comments made by the new owners of LGW (well, after "oh s**t, what have we done!!") was to call for new runways at LGW. Now, the Tories have ruled out any new runways being built, so what is their solution?

They really need to be pressed on this.

The solutions they've already suggested are completely unconvincing and I cannot think that the City, from which the Tories traditionally get a lot of support, will look kindly on this. LHR is a vital tool of economic growth.


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