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Ann Keen, Member of Parliament for Brentford & Isleworth will on Monday 1st December deliver a petition of over 4000 signatures to Number 10 to stating opposition to a planned third runway at Heathrow Airport.

She will be accompanied by a local headteacher, Sue John from Lampton School, Cllr. Ruth Cadbury, Executive lead member for the Enhancing our Environment at the London Borough of Hounslow, Cllr John Chatt, Leader of the London Borough of Hounslow, Gjordana Djuric, Public Health Officer for Hounslow Primary Care Trust and other local residents.

Ann Keen said: �I am supportive of the airport in West London, Heathrow brings in important jobs and prosperity to our local economy but a third runway is a step too far. Enough is Enough!! �We need a sensible way forward but not at the expense of the quality of life of local residents. With this petition I am voicing my constituent�s strong opposition."

The Government�s current consultation in the �Future Development of Air Transport in the UK� includes an option to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport a decision is expected later this month. Anti-expansion campaigners say a third runway would have serious environmental and quality of life implications for residents throughout London and particularly those that live under the flight path.

November 27, 2003