We Are HACAN East.

HACAN East is a campaign group made up of concerned residents from East London and South East London mainly concerned about the impact of London City Airport.   Some of us, though, live under the flight paths of both London City and Heathrow airports.  We are the sister organisation of HACAN (Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise), which focuses on Heathrow.

We are currently mounting two key campaigns:

We are opposing the significant expansion plans London City is proposing in its draft Master Plan, currently out for consultation (photo: HACAN East postcards and posters)

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We are fighting for some respite for residents - and for planes to be higher - as City embarks on the process of revising its flight paths.

More details of the campaigns on our news and flight path pages.

We are run by our supporters. Scroll down for details on how to join us. Supporters receive a regular newsletter. Our committee meets about once every two months. This is an open Meeting. If you want to find out more about our committee or to join it, email John Stewart on johnstewart2@btconnect.com

Read our Blog


Our blogs highlight the recent issues that we have been campaign on.

HACAN East Blog

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We operate on a small budget. All donations gratefully. If you would like to donate email johnstewart2@btconnect.com for details


  • HACAN East is the successor body to Fight the Flights which mounted a four year campaign to prevent permission being given for a 50% increase in flights using City Airport.

  • HACAN East is a sister organisation to HACAN, the long-standing organisation which represents people under the Heathrow flight paths – www.hacan.org.uk

  • HACAN East argues that noise and air pollution levels in the area are already unacceptable. It opposed the permission a few years back for a 50% increase in the number of planes using the City Airport, permitting 111,000 planes to use it each year.

  • HACAN East opposes the concentration of City's flight paths.

  • HACAN East is part of the wider environmental movement which argues that the growth of aviation needs to be curbed if we are to conquer climate change.

  • HACAN East recognises that airports can bring jobs and help the economy but questions whether the economic benefits of an expanded City Airport will outweigh the environmental problems it will bring.