The break between the white and sand-coloured brick signals where the fence will be erected by Heathrow Airport, with everything beyond this point completely demolished. The residents that homes aren't on the compulsory purchase list are extemely fearful of the potential health implications that the nosie and pollution may cause to them and the local area.
Armelle Thomas clutches a photograph of her late husband Tommy Thomas during the Stop Heathrow Expansion demonstration. Tommy’s health radically declined when they received a letter from John Holland-Kaye stating that their home was one of the many that fell into the compulsory purchase list. Armelle has been protesting against the runway for over 25 years, and states that they “took her life” when her husband passed. Armelle is very clear in her message, stating that “My home is not for sale”.
The growd gather in the village of Harmondworth in protest of the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport. Neil Keveren is addressing the crowd ahead of his 400 mile trip to Scotland, where he will confront Nicola Sturgeon in regards to the Scottish National Parties support of the third runway.
Neil Keveren leans against his 2003 LDV Convoy whilst posing for the press ahead of the Stop Heathrow Expansion demonstration. Neil is due to walk over 400 miles from Harmondsworth, a small village bordering Heathrow up to Edinburgh, Scotland in protest of the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport. If successful, the proposal would see nearly 800 houses bought and demolished, damaging local businesses and tearing apart communities. Neil will confront SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and persuade her to reject the proposal, which is being put forward before Parliament later this year.
Duarte Pereira lives in Harlington, less than a mile from Harmondsworth on the north border of Heathrow. Duarte can see the runway from his bedroom window but informed me his house is very quiet as he is not directly underneath the flight path. However when he stays at his son's house in Camberwell in South-East London he isn’t able to sleep at night due to this noise of the airplanes flying directly overhead. Duarte believes the third runway doesn’t just affect the small community of villages but London as a whole.
Alan Boyd is the treasurer of Harmondsworth & Sipson Residents Association, which is commited to maintaining the quality of life and residential character of the villages whilst giving the residents a platform to voice their views and opinions. He is pictured on the green in Harmondsworth, gathered for the protest against the third runway at Heathrow Airport.
Millie Keveren looks vacantly into the distance whilst holding a ‘No Third Runway’ hat during the Stop Heathrow Expansion demonstration. She has followed her father Neil Keveren across the country protesting against the proposal for a third runway, which if successful would see her home demolished. The area surrounding Heathrow Airport has breached the EU limits of Nitrogen dioxide since 2010, and without an expansion would still exceed the limits in 2030. This pollutant can cause serious respiratory illnesses, with prolonged exposure more damaging to the body.
Malcom Bliss is a prominent supporter of a third runway at Heathrow Airport and is pictured on Turnham Green, 8 miles from the airport. He believes the third runway will reduce emissions into the atmosphere, as it will limit planes from circling the airport when unable to land. The third runway will create over 70,000 jobs, and Malcom feels it will benefit the local area and greatly contribute to the economy. Malcom was a former employee at Heathrow Airport and is confident that the proposal will be approved by the courts.
Neil Keveren reaches out to the hand of councillor Dominic Gilham, Chairman of Licensing Committee and stands for the Conservative party in West Drayton, London Borough of Hillingdon. Neil will walk from Harmondsworth in protest of the third runway at Heathrow, which will see his village and local community destroyed.
David Durston is a long-term resident of Harmondsworth and is pictured outisde his home, just north of Heathrow Airport. If the plans for a third runway are sucessful David's house will only be 150 metres from the fence that will seperate the reamins of the village and the runway.
Russell McPherson is a local artist and resident of Teddington in Middlesex, who regularly rides up to the village for inspiration for his latest pieces. Russell explained how his town wasn’t at such a severe threat that Harmondworth is but felt it was important he protested against the third runway. Russell is concerned about the levels of pollution that are a direct result of increased air traffic, as well as the noise throughout the day of the aircraft.
Local residents stand at the spearhead of the crowd during the protest against the third runway at Heathrow Airport. They wait in anticipation for Neil Keveren to embark on his 400 mile walk to Scotland to address Nicola Sturgeon on the issue.
Sarah Clayton is a local resident and AirportWatch Co-ordinator, an organisation campaigning for a sustainable and equitable aviation policy acorss Heathrow and Gatwick Airport. She is pictured outside The Crown, another pub that is under threat if the proposed plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport is approved.