The sky was filled with condensation trails today, a reminder of the proximity of Heathrow Airport. For years the proposal to build a new, third runway there has blighted properties close to it but it could also be a problem for Greenford. Many residents believe that an increase in trade and tourism does not justify the negative environmental impact of many more flights. The state of the UK’s transport infrastructure is often in the news and sometimes it seems that every decision made by the government with regard to it affects Greenford directly, from the building of the flyover in the late 1970’s to HS2 to a third runway at Heathrow. The projects that represent progress to others can seem like a nightmare to those who have to live with the results.
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