Speaking up about noise at airport meeting

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A packed hall gave London City Airport representatives a tough time over their expansion proposals at a public meeting in Wanstead earlier this month.

“London City is proposing to almost double flight numbers from their current level, end the 24-hour weekend break and operate more planes in the early morning and late evening… Parts of Wanstead and South Woodford are directly under these flight paths,” said John Stewart of campaign group HACAN East.

The proposals are part of City’s Master Plan, which sets out its vision for the airport until 2035. Tim Halley, Director of Planning, argued the airport believed the demand would be there to justify its expansion proposals, but stressed the airport would take account of consultation responses before coming out with any final plans.

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