|Medway marshes, February 2012 (© Prestolee / @NeilMackin)|
Yet the government is now looking more kindly on Boris Johnson's plan to build a new London airport - somewhere in the Thames Estuary, possibly even on the Thames.
I have to declare a personal interest: I grew up in north Kent and don't want to see the charmingly bleak landscape, and its wild birdlife, disappear under concrete and flashing lights. Yes, it turns out I'm a NIMBY, after all.
Today there was a protest against the "Boris airport" idea at City Hall. Too late to attend now, but If you are interested in hearing some of the arguments of the opponents of the estuary airport, check the links.
The lovely picture at the top is by Prestolee / @NeilMackin and was taken in February this year on the Medway marshes.
Demonstration against "Boris Island", proposed airport
More details at http://on.fb.me/KIb1eV
Speakers include London Assembly members Jenny Jones (Green mayoral candidate ), Murad Qureshi (Labour - chair Environment Commitee), Caroline Pidgeon (Lib Dem - Chair London Transport Commitee))
Supported by: No Estuary Airport, AirportWatch, and Campaign against Climate Change