An open letter to the Heathrow 13 from Emma Thompson and Alastair McGowan

Posted by alice.hunter — 24 February 2016 at 10:48am - Comments
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Dear Heathrow 13,

As long-standing opponents of a third runway at Heathrow, we want to express our support and solidarity to you all.

Osborne's assault on our environment

Posted by Richardg — 6 September 2012 at 12:46pm - Comments
Greenpeace activists climb onto the top of a plane at London Heathrow Airport
All rights reserved. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Greenpeace activists climb onto the top of a plane at London Heathrow Airport

The Cabinet reshuffle could unleash an unprecedented assault on our environment. It’s time mainstream politicians put their differences aside and worked together to stop George Osborne.

Carlisle Airport expansion quashed

Posted by jossc — 20 May 2010 at 4:16pm - Comments

Although there was a lovely buzz around the office following last week's wonderful announcement that the Third Heathrow runway had been scrapped, the wiser heads amongst us were quick to point out that we'd won a battle, not a war.

Our new coalition government may have made good on its pre-election promises over Heathrow, but there have been no such commitments over the 30 or so airport expansions planned for other parts of the country - and they could easily prevent us reaching our CO2 reduction targets if a significant number get the go-ahead.

Heathrow third runway cancelled: we won!

Posted by jossc — 13 May 2010 at 11:20am - Comments
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Handing in the Airplot deed at No 10 this morning

Fantastic news - climate-wrecking plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been axed.

The Cameron/Clegg government confirmed yesterday evening that it will not only scrap the third runway at Heathrow, but also refuse additional runways at Gatwick and Stansted. So all our Airplot campaigning has finally won out - and a huge thank you is due to all you Airplotters, and everyone who's written to their MP or taken part in one of the many protests demanding that the plan be shelved.

The Airplot Competition: we have a winner!

Posted by jossc — 13 May 2010 at 10:25am - Comments

This morning we're proud to announce the winner of the Airplot Contest - our competition to find the ideal structure to fortify the Airplot so that, if the police come to turf us out, we can peacefully resist them. There were two categories - one for architects and architecture students to come up with some practical solutions for how we can defend the land, and the other open to everyone to let their imaginations off the leash.

What would you build on the Airplot?

Posted by jamie — 17 February 2010 at 12:50pm - Comments

What would you build on our piece of land to stop the third runway?

Lordy. When we launched the Airplot fortress competition a few weeks ago, I don't think we were prepared for the sheer range of ideas we'd receive. We've had plenty of suggestions for forts of some kind, while others have trod an underground pathway with tunnels and bunkers, and others have gone fully 'outside the box', proposing bold and outlandish new design concepts.

How to build an activist base on the Airplot - we need your ideas!

Posted by jamie — 28 January 2010 at 11:59am - Comments

Update April 23: The deadline for this competition has now passed. No further entries are being accepted.

Exhibition: Come and see the Heathrow Contest entries »

Ever since we bought our piece of land on the site of the proposed third runway at Heathrow, we've been receiving suggestions for what to do with it. We've already sunk our roots into it by establishing an allotment and planting an orchard, but now we want to go one step further and for that we want to get your ideas. Watch the video above for more details, and read on for the full lowdown on how to enter the competition.

Wave of supporter Airplot activity sweeps country

Posted by jamie — 25 November 2009 at 3:17pm - Comments

Gerald Kaufman MP (far right) joins Manchester supporters in planting an apple tree to oppose the third runway

From small acorns do mighty oak trees grow. Okay, we've been planting apple trees instead of oaks, but the sentiment certainly rings true for the Airplot tree planting ceremonies being held up and down the country.

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