"Britain’s government on Thursday said it approved contentious plans to allow the construction of a third runway for London’s Heathrow Airport."
New Heathrow Runway Would Erase a Village - New York Times
"If the government goes ahead with its plans to build a third runway for the overstuffed airport, the village will be wiped from the map. The 700 or so houses, the elementary school, the church, the pubs, the Indian restaurant, the hair salon — all those would be torn down
Naturally, Sipson, dotted as it is with “No Third Runway” signs, opposes the plans. But the village, already weakened by the exodus of longtime residents worried about the future, has become the symbol of an anti-expansion campaign that goes far beyond its borders."