Join the plot to stop airport expansion

Feature story - January 14, 2009
Greenpeace UK has bought a piece of land right in the middle of the proposed third runway site at Heathrow Airport near London. The UK government plans to go ahead with airport expansion across the country even though this means it will have no hope of meeting its climate emission targets. Tackling climate change means stopping airport expansion and we need you to join the plot.

You can stop a new runway being built in the UK.

Our UK office bought the land with Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson, comedian Alistair McGowan (pictured below), and prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate Zac Goldsmith.

We need YOUR help

Heathrow expansion isn't only an issue for those unfortunate enough to live on the flight path. If expansion goes ahead Heathrow will become the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK - the effects of which will be felt accross the world. The UK government's plans to expand airports across the country mean it will be impossible for it to meet its commitment to reduce emissions and stop runaway climate change.

We expect the government to announce that it is going ahead with expansion at Heathrow Airport this week and so we need your help. You can sign up now to get your own piece of the plot. It's not a financial thing, but you can be included as a beneficial owner on the legal deed of trust.

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The plot thickens...

As legal owners of this plot we will take the opportunity to oppose airport expansion at every stage in the planning process. Although the maximum number of owners are already on the deed, you can still join the plot as a beneficial owner and stand beside us to resist all attempts at a compulsory purchase of the land.

It's possible that the British government will be legally required to serve you in person with the land purchase notification so the more people we get to join the plot the harder it will be. If you're planning a long trip to an isolated part of the world or you live somewhere that is difficult for them to get to (St. Helena perhaps?) - even better!

You'll be joining beneficial owners who've already signed up - UK Members of Parliament, environmentalist George Monbiot, and acclaimed climate scientist and Royal Society Research Fellow Dr. Simon Lewis.

The runway is by no means inevitable. The British Airports Authority now faces a long process to get its tarmac laid. It will probably take years to get the runway through the planning process - so we've got time to stop them.