Stop the current proposal to concentrate departures from City Airport over a narrow corridor of South London (Catford, Dulwich, Brixton, Stockwell and Vauxhall), East London (Bow, Hackney Wick, Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead, Barkingside, Colliers Row)
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London City Airport are proposing to concentrate flights taking off from the airport in a narrow corridor. Areas directly under the favoured flight path will be Bow, Hackney Wick, Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone, Wanstead, Barkingside and Colliers Row. To the south affected areas will be Catford, Dulwich, Brixton, Stockwell and Vauxhall. This means these areas will get more planes then currently should the proposal go through. Residents that know about this are hugely concerned about the additional noise
City Airport have refused to hold any public meetings about these plans nor are people affected going to be directly told about it. Therefore most residents in these areas do not even know about this or how to input into the consultation process.
Protest campaigns in Ascot (for Heathrow Flight Path changes) have been a great success. http://www.hacaneast.org.uk/2014/10/london-city-wouldnt-get-away-with-this-in-ascot/ It's time for us in East London to replicate this.
Don't let City Airport get away with this; make your objections known! Here is what you should do:
1) Write to the Civil Aviation Authority to object to how the consultation was carried out. This is now the most important activity - here is a template you can use: tinyurl.com/kpb428w.
Feel free to adapt it (it will have the most impact if you use your own words) but don't worry about copying it straight if you're short on time or inspiration! The key thing to remember is to focus on your concerns with how the consultation was carried out, rather than why you disagree with the actual proposals. Send your email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Sign this petition
3) Join our Facebook page for further updates
4) Tell your neighbours
5) Follow us on Twitter @PathChanges. This has proven the most effective way to get our message out, so please re-tweet us so your friends and neighbours are aware of the campaign
There is more information on the HACAN East website:
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