Have your say on London City Airport flight path changes

PUBLISHED: 11:32 15 December 2016 | UPDATED: 16:03 15 December 2016

London City Airport has defended its latest ground noise study.

London City Airport has defended its latest ground noise study.

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People living underneath London City Airport’s flight paths are being invited to have their say about changes to plane routes.

The airport, in the Royal Docks, was one of the first to implement parts of the National Air Traffic Services programme to modernise the capital’s airspace.

It is expected to lead to a reduction in carbon emissions but has also resulted in narrower flight paths, meaning those living under it have experienced an increase in noise.

The airport is reviewing the new flight paths early next year and will consider feedback from residents as part of their decision.

Unmesh Desai, London Assembly Member for City and East, said: “It is vital that residents who are suffering from increased noise pollution make their voices heard on this important issue.

“Any steps to reduce the environmental impact of flying should be welcomed, but this should be balanced with the needs of residents. There is technology available on the airport’s website which can help people track which flights are making noise near them.

“I would urge anybody effected not only to contact the airport, but to also get in touch with me, their local council or their MP.”

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