Night Flights Consultation

In light of the problems with aircraft noise and nights flights in the constituency I have lobbied Ministers, Heathrow and the National Air Traffic Services (NATS). Please find below the letter I have written to Department of Transport in response to their consultation on night flights.

I would also strongly encourage residents to contribute to the consultation which ends on 28 February at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/night-flight-restrictions-at-gatwick-heathrow-and-stansted.

Night Flights Consultation - JR submission.22.02.17

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4 Comments

  1. Bob
    Posted February 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Move the airport to Boris Island and you can have flights all night long without disturbing anyone (except fish). Solved that for you, next question.

    HS2? cancel, save £100 billion (my latest estimate).

  2. LondonBob
    Posted February 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    7am would be more preferable than 6, but 4.30 is an absolute joke. I grew up under the flight path and it is far worse today than it was then.

    It is a shame as a country we haven’t bitten the bullet on Heathrow and looked to close it down, completely the wrong location. The current owners knew the risks when they bought it.

    • agricola
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 10:55 am | Permalink

      Most people under the flight paths arrived after it became a major airport, knowing the downside of noise.

  3. margaret
    Posted February 24, 2017 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I suppose the more traffic in the air , the need for a quicker decent would be imperative, unless circling took place and then more continuous air noise would be apparent.

    Similar problems occur in Heald Green Manchester.

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