Fair Flight Paths for Heathrow

Brockley resident and London Assembly Member Darren Johnson writes:

At present, over 700,000 people live under the Heathrow flight paths; that is, 28% of all people impacted by aircraft noise across Europe.  For many people it can mean more than 40 planes an hour passing overhead at the busiest times.  People are crying out for respite.  Fair flight paths would mean most communities getting respite for 50% - 70% of the time without noise becoming a serious problem in new areas.  It would benefit residents with no disbenefit to the airport.

You can find the petition here. I do hope you sign and share amongst friends and neighbours: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/fair-flights-paths-for-heathrow

I have also tabled a question to the Mayor of London, calling on him to add his support to this initiative but have yet to receive a response. Please be assured I remain committed to ensuring the problem of aircraft noise is dealt with. I continue to work closely with campaigners to put pressure on the relevant bodies to ensure they take their responsibility seriously as well as being an outspoken critic of airport expansion.

Do please continue to register any specific noise complaints with Heathrow Airport at noise_complaints@heathrow.com  in order to keep up the pressure.