Friday, March 12, 2010

The GLA want your feedback on how London City Airport Affects You

Are the extra flights at London City Airport affecting you? The Environment Committee is investigating the environmental impacts of expansion at the airport and wants to hear from you.

The investigation will look at environmental impacts like noise, emissions and air quality, and whether the current environmental safeguards and controls are adequate. The Committee is keen to hear how the extra flights are impacting on local people.

A public meeting will be held at City Hall on 10th June 2010 when the Committee hopes to hear people’s views on the expansion of the airport and the environmental controls currently in place. In the meantime, please complete our survey below.

In July 2009 Newham Council gave permission to increase the number of flights from 91,000 to 120,000 per year. Expansion was made conditional on tougher environmental controls for air quality and noise levels, which were to be monitored by borough staff. Residents across Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest are likely to be affected by an increase in flights.

Tell us your views

Please tell us your views by completing our short survey.

Alternatively you can email your views to David Bellman