Campaigns against Heathrow expansion
Request ID: FOI-0039-2021
Date published: 01 May 2020
I would like to submit a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information:
1: Full disclosure of all money spent by the council, including as part of the 2M group or any other coalition of councils, on campaigning against Heathrow expansion, including but not limited to research, legal services, public relations, advertising, marketing, community engagement, referendums, consultations and stakeholders relations in the period.
2: Full disclosure of support (both in funding and in kind) given to the following groups between September 2018 to March 2020:
Stop Heathrow Expansion (SHE)
Teddington Action Group
Ealing Aircraft Noise Action Group
Chiswick Against Third Runway
Residents Against Aircraft Noise Berkshire
BASH Runway 3
Slough & District Against Runway 3
Englefield Green Action Group
Hammersmith & Fulham No 3rd Runway
Richmond Heathrow Campaign
Our ref: FOI-0039-2021/GH
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 7 April 2020 asking for information about campaigning against Heathrow expansion.
Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.
In accordance with the Mayor’s decision recorded here https://www.london.gov.uk/decisions/md2348-legally-challenging-third-runway-heathrow a total of £452,336 has been spent by TfL on external legal fees on behalf of the Mayor, in connection with his Judicial Review challenge of the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) for Heathrow expansion. Aside from the Judicial Review challenge, there have been no monies spent campaigning against Heathrow expansion or the designated Airports NPS, nor has any support (funding or in kind) been given to any campaign groups, including those listed.
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