Am I right in thinking that runway 3 would be financed completely from the private sector ? Because if so, what the hell in this naff Government doing ? It's proper investment and will reap rewards because private industry does not finance white elephants. The concern of noise increase is invalid as those who live on the flight path are already subject to it. The village of 700 houses will have to be moved. All that needs to happen is for a direct compensation package between the developers and those who are likely to suffer. No doubt more planes means more Government tax, well stop that tax being wasted and re-direct it to the objectors then they get something out of the deal, perhaps by reducing their council tax to nothing.