Why EDI isn't getting bigger- blame the tories.

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Taken from The Herald, it seems vested interests are everywhere...?

http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/33023.html

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Taken from The Herald, it seems vested interests are everywhere...?

http://www.theherald.co.uk/politics/33023.html

One must remember that EDI is in the stockbroker belt,
a vast area that traditionally votes Tory, these NIMBY's held back EDI's development for years. In fact they successfully managed to prevent the airport's 24 hour status for decades.

Even the new runway at EDI had to be realigned to suit them, in fact current noise abatement measures only apply
to aircraft taking-off over Tory-held Cramond. Aircraft taking off over non-Tory Newbridge/Broxburn/Livingston are not subject to noise abatement. :(

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The building of a second runway at Edinburgh Airport would force the RHAS to move from its headquarters at Ingliston

Is it not the terminal expansion which would cause this scenario? With the proposed second runway being situated on the other side of the airport, thus why parts of Kirkliston will be banished? Although I'd expect major terminal expansion to come before a second runway.

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Is it not the terminal expansion which would cause this scenario? With the proposed second runway being situated on the other side of the airport, thus why parts of Kirkliston will be banished? Although I'd expect major terminal expansion to come before a second runway.

The proposed second runway will be shorter than the original and in a position that would take aircraft away from Cramond.

The positioning would be South of Kirkliston and that village would not suffer any increase in aircraft noise than it does at present.

Indeed the current runway would be used for take-offs and
the new one for landing.

Noise therefore would be at the same level as it is today.

New generation aircraft such as the 7E7/A350 would
certainly further reduce noise.