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Hillingdon Council protests Heathrow ground investigations

News release: 9/5/18 - Residents near Heathrow Airport will soon be affected by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) ground investigations as they drill around 1,000 boreholes across sites identified for Heathrow Expansion, in Harmondsworth and Sipson.

Hillingdon Council sought to prevent the proposed works on its land on behalf of residents in the area, but the protest was overruled by the Secretary of State.

As a result there will be increased noise and disruptive activity by Heathrow Airport contractors working on borehole sites on land identified for possible Heathrow expansion. Work was due to begin 30 April and last for approximately four months, even though no confirmed decision about a third runway has been announced by government.

Cllr Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council, said: "When the Secretary of State quashed our protest, the government allowed Heathrow access to various and vast areas of Hillingdon for their ground investigations  These investigations do not relate to any approved scheme and presume Heathrow will expand, against all wisdom given the disastrous effects this will have on noise and air quality."

The drilling does not require planning permission to proceed.

HAL say it needs to carry out the boreholes to determine ground conditions, investigate water tables and to take soil samples.  Each borehole will be worked on for a maximum of four days.

For any queries about these works contact Heathrow Community Relations directly as the organisation responsible:

Telephone: 0800 307 7996
Email: communityrelations@heathrow.com

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