SPAB CONDEMNED THIRD RUNWAY AT HEATHROW
The devastation of historic buildings resulting from the Government’s decision
to permit a third runway at Heathrow is condemned in the strongest possible terms
by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
It will put at risk two Norman churches, one of the finest Mediaeval barns in
the country, a former Mediaeval hallhouse at Sipson, and many other listed buildings.
Even where outright demolition is not proposed, many buildings would be far too
close to the runway and be permanently blighted.
Said the SPAB Secretary Philip Venning “Buildings that have been around for 800
years are to be needlessly sacrificed for the short term expansion of an airport
that is in the wrong location, to provide more flights precisely when the Government
is trying to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”
Follow the links below to see some of the buildings at risk
HARMONDSWORTH - Airport on three sides. Major historic buildings blighted
HARLINGTON - Tower of grade I Church at risk. Other listed buildings blighted
SIPSON - Four listed buildings to be demolished see below