Wanstead MP John Cryer launches campaign against City Airport flight paths
PUBLISHED: 11:28 24 November 2016
Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer has met with residents to launch a community campaign to end “flight path misery” for many in Redbridge.
In February 2016 City Airport received permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to concentrate all its flight paths, leaving residents furious their area would turn into a “noise ghetto”.
On Friday the Labour MP said: “Air traffic is now more concentrated, affecting many residents and there have been real concerns about City Airport’s lack of engagement with the community.”
Cllr Sheila Bain (Lab, Wanstead) explained “The lives of Wanstead residents are being made a misery by noise from these planes from early morning until evening with no respite not to mention the pollution being suffered.”
Speaking in August chancellor Philip Hammond said the investment would boost international connections and prove “Britain is open for business”.
London City Airport bosses estimate the scheme, which includes an extended terminal, a new aircraft taxiway and upgraded public transport links, will create 1,600 jobs, together with 500 construction jobs.
Mr Cryer added residents can register their support for the campaign by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and leaving their full name and address with the subject Aircraft Noise Campaign.
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