Dear Fellow Campaigners
OBJECT TO EXPANSION AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT
respond by 18 OCTOBER 2019 - 11.55pm - better still do it NOW
Quickest and Quick options suggested - 2 mins max
London City is consulting on expanding its airport and operations. Many of us now find ourselves under 2 flight paths: Heathrow and London City
Email response to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by 11.55pm, Friday 18 October 2019
We encourage you to reply - there is a Quickest as well as a Quick Option - and some further points you might like to make
NB: Include your name, postal address, date and ask for an acknowledgement of receipt
Quickest Option: cut and paste the following
London City expansion fundamentally goes against the UK’s commitment to cut carbon emissions and improve air quality in the capital.
It’s going to make air pollution worse, increase carbon emissions and increase noise, and we object to any expansion, or any increase in hours of operation each day. I object to cancelling the current curfew on flights from midday Saturday to midday Sunday.
Quick Option: cut and paste the following or use your own words, adding your own comments if you wish
I support the 24 hour London City Airport weekend flight ban.
I object to up to 40,000 more flights.
I object to more early morning or late evening flights.
I object to larger planes - they make more noise
I object to more climate-damaging airport expansion.
I object to the plans in the draft master plan.
Plane noise must be made a statutory nuisance
Further points you can make:
challenge calculations suggesting there is a demand for 40,000 more flights
challenge the statement that planes will be ‘quieter’ now that it has been revealed by their own consultants that they will be noisier
challenge the statement that their planes will be ‘cleaner’ and produce ‘less CO2’
there is a lack of data in their consultation documents on noise impacts on health with a proposed increase in flights of up to 40,000 more a year
the introduction of concentrated flight paths has already led to serious levels of noise and the negative impact of that on health
enormous objection to aviation's part in climate change with more planes producing more CO2, plus pollution from cars on the surrounding roads and journeys to/from the airport
City and Heathrow executives must work together to raise their arrivals flight paths
demand a ban on overflight to and from more than one airport.Too many people suffer from both London City and Heathrow planes
demand an end flight path concentration and share flight paths more widely and fairly
demand that plane noise be made a statutory nuisance
Copy your response to your MP, Council's Environment Department and your Ward Councillors. They all need to know what their constituents and residents feel.
Share this note with all friends and neighbours
Stop City Airport: [stopcityairportmasterplan.tumblr.com
Since Plane Hell Action is fundamentally about the impact of aviation activity (predominantly noise and emissions) on our quality of life we suggest you include in your responses the following statement made by umbrella body The Community Noise Group: Where there is a reduction in overall noise the benefit be distributed proportionately to those already most affected and where there is an increase in overall noise the disbenefit be distributed proportionately to those already least affected.' i.e it is fairer to share; 'no' to concentration.
Important date: Thursday 17 October 2019
Court of Appeal ruled that there were grounds for appeal for all four of the legal judicial reviews, challenging the Government's support for the expansion of Heathrow. These will take place at the Court of Appeal, from 17th October, for 6 days, and will be live-streamed. AirportWatch
8.45 - 10 am come and swell the crowd in support. Calling all young people to come and see justice in action. If you have a STOP 700 MORE t-shirt - wear it! Address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, Holborn, London WC2A 2LL
Plane Noise and Health Impacts
The British Medical Journal in June published this article. Will policy makers finally start to wake up to the implications of non-stop plane activity, sleep deprivation, children's learning abilities, impact on unborn babies?
Record airplanes and measure their Decibels to give a real picture of the noise nuisance experienced by those of us overflown. This gives residents, action groups, politicians and the press the data they need to convince politicians of the seriousness of this nuisance. The Explane app registers time, date, location, noise levels and flight number of the plane that causes the noise above your head. Download the free app
Check the level of pollution at locations that matter to you. Send the results to your Council's Environment department, your MP, your Ward Councillor, your local newspaper.
2 last clicks:
A. ask your MP to review the decision to expand Heathrow: Early Day Motion Scroll down the page to see who has signed and thank your MP if their name is on the list
B. Government Petition: There is a Climate Emergency, abolish planned Heathrow Expansion.
Members of Aviation Environment Federation & No 3rd Runway Coalition, as is Southwark Council
What you can do now
1. respond to the consultation
2. forward this message to Friends and Neighbours
3. sign the petition
4. join us outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand WC2A 2LL 8.45-10am,
Thursday 17 October 2019
You may not, yourself, be affected but you certainly know someone who is or may be.
Living under a flight path in SE London
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