Jo has become a Beneficial Owner of a plot of land on the proposed site of Heathrow’s third runway, joining the legal battle to block the government’s plans to expand the airport.
Commenting, Jo said:
“I think it is disgraceful that the government has ignored the overwhelming strength of public opinion against the expansion of Heathrow Airport. This is of great concern not just to people living in the area who may be forced to sell their homes, but to people across the world, who are affected by climate change. As citizens we must do all within our power to hold this government to account and force it to comply with its own emissions targets.”
The ‘Airplot’ campaign, organised by Greenpeace, is encouraging people to sign up as owners on the legal deed of trust for the land, which means that Jo and many others will be represented in court proceedings to stop the compulsory purchase of land. The Liberal Democrats have also been at the forefront of the campaign against airport expansion, proposing high speed cross-country rail links as a more sustainable alternative to short haul air travel.