Friday, June 12, 2009

12 FACTS about London City Airport

  • Failed to take actual reliable noise readings from 2000 to 2008
  • Failed to take reliable air readings from 2000 to 2008
  • Since 2006 the airport has been exceeding their air traffic movement limit of 76,000, steadily climbing to almost 100,000
  • Failed to have an efficient and accurate complaints system
  • Consistently deceived the community by providing incorrect and partial misinformation.
  • Noise mitigation programme years behind schedule
  • Noise mitigation eligibility: Only homes built or given approval after 1997 are eligible for noise management – this excludes around 99% of homes in projected noise contours.
  • 46,000 additional residents across 3 boroughs will be bought into the noise contours, 100,000s of residents will be affected beyond the contour
  • An estimated 1000 family homes in Greenwich will be in the extended public safety zone (crash zone)
  • Drew Road Primary School is less than 200 yards from the airport terminal
  • The airport is situated in the most densely populated area of the whole country
  • Aviation is the fastest growing source of C02 emissions and if it continues at it's current rate will use up all the Climate Bill emission allowance, even with using carbon credits
    The climate bill accepts the effect of greenhouse gases on our environment – aviation is ignoring it and is being given preferential treatment in doing so.