Posted on July 28, 2014
How the Newham Recorder reported the demo on Monday 21st July
Protesters fighting against the proposed £200m expansion of London City Airport staged a silent protest in the main terminal.
The 15-strong group of residents and members of climate change campaign The Future strategically postioned themselves to gain maximum impact.
One by one the group drew The Future’s symbol of a thick circle around their right eyes before watching passengers and staff for half an hour.
Tamsin Omond: “The numbers weren’t as big as we’d have liked, but we were still able to make an impact.
“They closed a section of the airport of so people had to go past us so we really engaged with those around us, although we didn’t get the warmest of receptions from everyone.”
Plans to extend the airport to accommodate an extra 50,000 flights a year and double passenger numbers are currently being considered by Newham Council.
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Breaking news: Newham Council will not now hear London City's application for expansion until the Autumn. Exact date to be finalised.
Posted on July 2, 2014
July 1st 2014
For Immediate Release
London City Airport residents face up to 7 years of Night Time Construction work.
Newham Council have warned London City Airport that the impacts of night time construction work may see them refuse planning permission for their new Development. 
London City Airport’s current Development planning application will see construction work carried out over a 7 year period, including 3 years of full 24 hour work, where noise intensive construction activities like piling will occur at night.
Newham Council have found that the resulting noise impacts are considerable and would significantly impact on residents in North Woolwich. North Woolwich residents currently suffer from the Airports operational noise as well as construction noise from Crossrail. Further construction work like the Chinese ABP development could also see them impacted.
London City Airport is not willing to temporarily alter its business operations to facilitate construction at it’s own development and have submitted noise mitigation measures which Newham Council have rejected.
More details at www.stopcityairportmasterplan.tumblr.com