London City Airport expansion planning application
HACAN EAST, a campaign group representing residents affected by the flight paths of both London City and Heathrow airports, has informed us that the owners of London City Airport have submitted a planning application to Newham Council, to make changes to the airport’s existing planning permission conditions.
The main changes are –
- At present no flights are permitted between 12.30pm on Saturdays and 12.30pm on Sundays. The application is for this to be changed to allow flights on Saturday to end at 6.30pm (7.30pm at the height of summer)
- Allow three extra flights during the first hour of operation, from 6.30am – 7am
- Increase the cap on passenger numbers from 6.5 million to 9 million passengers per year by 2031
- A requirement that all aircraft operating in the newly extended hours on Saturday or additional flights in the first 30 minutes, must be cleaner, quieter, new generation aircraft, operating to the highest noise and emissions standards
Further information can be found on the HACAN EAST website hacaneast.org.uk/news .