POLL: Should the Royal Borough take legal action if Heathrow's expansion is approved?

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An extra £20,000 looks set to be allocated by the Royal Borough to fund a legal fight if Heathrow Airport is given permission to expand.

If approved, the borough will have allocated £50,000 to launch a judicial review if expansion is given the go-ahead by the Government, with a decision expected within days.

The council has joined forces with the London boroughs of Hillingdon, Richmond and Wandsworth to oppose the building of a third runway at Heathrow, but the airport said any judicial review would be 'bound to failure' if approval is given.

We want to know your thoughts.

Is the borough standing up for the will of its residents? Or is it a waste of money?

Let us know your opinion in the comments and vote in our poll above.

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  • Reaper

    11:11, 25 October 2016

    10 year waiting list on housing but no, lets wank £70k away trying to stop progress in this country.

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  • WestLondon

    08:08, 18 October 2016

    I am wondering if we should also crowdsource to fund a law suit

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  • Donald

    18:06, 11 October 2016

    Cllr Dudley can often be heard quoting that we live in a democracy and that decisions made by parliament need to be adheared to and how dare that other place look to block legislation . I don't want a third Heathrow runway but I don't want my cake and eat it . Cllr Dudley appears to agree with parliament when it suits him and puffs out his chest when it doesn't . Now he does want his cake and eat it

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    • blubbablubba

      16:04, 05 November 2016

      Donald do you meekly accept everything which comes out of parliament? Are you happy about the unfunded £18B black hole which will be picked up by the tax payer which will manifest itself as increased taxes or cuts in public services? http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/heathrow-substantially-underestimated-costs-upgrade-public-transport-links-if-3rd-runway-built-1556516 And what of the 'independent' Airport Commission report whose terms of reference were set Government to excluded other alternatives? http://www.internationalairportreview.com/25389/airport-extra/uk-mega-hub-airport-heathrow/#.WBnRlwueDN4.twitter RBWM council said they would fight any decision for Heathrow and they should stick to their word and not follow the example of Theresa May https://web.archive.org/web/20130103045701/http://www.tmay.co.uk/news/111/theresa-speaks-out-against-governments-decision-to-approve-a-third-runway-at-heathrow

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