Aircraft noise

I met the Heathrow management again at Conference. I told them there are still many complaints about the more persistent and loud aircraft noise Wokingham is now suffering.

They said their records showed that once they ended the trials of new routes prematurely following our complaints, they thought air traffic movements had gone back to normal. They now realised that people do not agree that have to live under the flight paths. They now think that maybe individual air traffic controllers are deciding to route more planes on the same routes, concentrating the noise over Wokingham and Bracknell.

They agreed to take this up with NATs to see if air traffic controls have changed and if this can be changed again to take it back to the situation prior to the trials. I too will pursue it again with Ministers and NATs.



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  1. Tim
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Looks like the same line of defense they used when Phillip Lee, Bracknell MP, raised it with them earlier this year?

  2. Tim Other
    Posted October 9, 2015 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Working at home in Wokingham for much of this week, the frequency of flights right over my house has been all too evident, as has the almost continuous noise for long periods of the day. We all benefit from proximity to the airport, and no one minds the odd flight passing overhead, but after a while it really becomes oppressive. People should make their opinions heard or we’ll all suffer in the long run. One wonders what effect a third runway at Heathrow might have…

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