A new north-west runway and terminal at Heathrow received Government approval on 25 October 2016. Details of how the new runway would affect air traffic have now been revealed; one significant change is that there will be a minimum of 47 new flights per day over south-east London.
For many living in our part of London, current flights can be very obtrusive or inconspicuous depending on whether you live under the “stacking” area around Crystal Palace Park or between the park and the flight path along the Thames. In either circumstance you can respond to the consultation which is HERE
The Heathrow Airspace and Future Operations Consultation is running until 11.55pm on 4 March 2019. It is seeking feedback on proposed changes to our airspace and future runway operations.
This consultation gives you the chance to have your say on three key areas:
- Airspace change for an expanded Heathrow: the local factors we should consider in different geographic areas when designing future flight paths.
- Airspace change to make better use of our existing two runways: the local factors we should consider in different geographic areas when designing new flight paths for some arrivals on our existing two runways.
- Future operations for an expanded Heathrow: how we will operate our three runways in the future: this includes managing noise; respite through runway and airspace alternation; directional preference and night flights.
Please make your voice heard by completing the consultation!