Flightpaths over Herne Hill

Residents urged to have their say over City Airport flight changes

People living in Lambeth are being urged to get in touch with London City Airport and local politicians about changed flight paths and increased noise.

The airport is one of the first to implement parts of the National Air Traffic Services programme to modernise the airspace across London and the South East. While this is expected to lead to a reduction of carbon emissions, it has also resulted in narrower flight paths. This means that plane activity has become more concentrated over certain areas of London, including Brixton, Dulwich, Stockwell and Vauxhall. This has led to an increase in noise for some residents.

Local group HACAN East, which opposes the changes, is running the 'Campaign of a Lifetime' to try and reverse the decision regarding the new narrower flight paths. The group says before the change, flight paths were dispersed across a wide swathe of south and east London and resulted in few complaints from the area.

The airport will be reviewing the new flight paths early next year, and will consider feedback from residents as part of their decision. The airport can be contacted by post at London City Airport, City Airport House, Royal Docks, E16 2PB, by email at environment@londoncityairport.com, or by phone on 0207 646 0200.