Discussion continued from Aircraft Noise over SE23 [2017-2018]
The noise from London City Airport may be less noticeable while we spend more time indoors, but their low altitude concentrated flight path remains in place, with flights over Forest Hill already set to double the numbers of 2017, and it looks as though they want more.
Some comment quoted here from campaigning group HACAN:-
_London City Airport _
'In the autumn of last year the CAA backed the concentrated flight paths London City Airport introduced in 2016. This was a big blow to communities living under them. Now there are renewed fears that in its Master Plan, due out in March, London City will outline proposals to seek planning permission to lift the annual cap of 111,000 flights permitted to use the airport. At present there are around 83,000 flights each year but the airport is trying to attract more leisure flights in order to bring in more planes during the quieter times of the day (mid-morning to mid-afternoon). The better news is that London City, under a lot of pressure from our sister organisation HACAN East, has recognized that its planes impact areas many miles from the airport. It has installed mobile noise monitors in the Forest Hill/Dulwich area after good work by people from the Forest Hill Society. ’
Meanwhile the GLA Environment Committee is due to publish a report this Thursday which will include comment on the concentration of flightpaths over London.
Excellent report by the London Assembly, in which many of the arguments put by SE23 residents appear.