Villagers under threat of losing their homes if Heathrow gets the go-ahead for expansion took their protest to houses owned by two airport bosses on Bank Holiday Monday (31-8-2015) to deliver a roll-out plastic version of the third runway.
A group calling themselves Residents Against Expansion, organised and funded a 'Heathrow Homeless Coach Tour', inviting residents and their supporters to bring a suitcase to highlight the plight of thousands of people who would be forced to look for alternative places to live. Their destination was kept a secret until everyone was on the coach ready for departure from Harmondsworth Village at 9.30am.
The first stopping point was Heathrow CEO John Holland Kaye's £3m house in Oxford. As the coach pulled up nearby it was evident that the detached, four-storey property was undergoing a major renovation and expansion programme of its own and was unoccupied. Undeterred, the residents quickly unrolled a 4m x 25m plastic version of the third runway bearing the slogan 'No If, No Buts', a reminder of David Cameron's anti-expansion stance before the 2010 General Election.