Sunday, December 13, 2009

This Week: London City Airport To Be Discussed In Houses of Parliament

FTF campaigners and residents have been doing some amazing work in east London, talking to their local politicians about the effects of the expansion of London City Airport and the legal challenge that has been launched against Newham Council against their approval of expansion.

One of those politicians is the well respected James Brokenshire MP and he has not only already submitted questions to Paul Clarke, but has secured an adjournment debate on the subject of London City Airport expansion. Mr Brokenshire commented:

“I’m angry that residents living in this area are bearing the brunt of two bad decisions. Increasingly, people will notice the noise nuisance from airliners climbing out of London City as the number of flights increase in line with the new permissions. It’s a double whammy effect for Havering residents and it’s totally unacceptable".

“Most people will be totally unaware of the decisions that have been taken against their wishes. I believe that the inability of the public to object to these plans simply isn’t right. That’s why I am seeking to bring these concerns to the notice of the Department for Transport through a formal Parliamentary debate and press them to reverse these damaging changes.”

It is expected that the London City Airport adjournment debate will be discussed in the latter part of the afternoon. If you wish to attend the adjournment debate you can do so by simply going to the Houses of Parliament and queuing for entry to the public galleries. You may wish to check before setting off by clicking here.

Houses of Parliament
Tuesday 15 December 2009


Oral Questions
Treasury, including Topical Questions

Flood and Water Management Bill – Second reading

to approve a Statutory Instrument relating to Welsh language

Aircraft movements at London City Airport - James Brokenshire