Although it will largely affect North East London, it will also have an impact of parts of South London on the days that there is an East wind (about 30% of the time). What City Airport are proposing is that, on those days, all planes going to City Airport will be diverted to a flight path over a narrow corridor. The changes means planes will be concentrated over particular communities, and in Lambeth the affected communities will be in Herne Hill, Brixton, Stockwell and Vauxhall. Residents are likely to experience constant noise from air crafts if the proposed changes go through – see page 33 of the consultation document for details.
Apart from putting the document on its website, London City is not pro-actively seeking to inform residents in the affected areas about the proposed changes. We are therefore keen that local community groups and residents know about the consultation documents and are aware of the proposals.
There is a public meeting organised by HACAN to discuss the proposal which Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Environment & Sustainability, Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, will be attending. It is on 3rd Nov 7.30 at Wanstead Library London next to Wanstead Tube Station and residents are welcome to attend.