22nd April 2016

On a cold and wet Friday evening  on 22nd April, angry residents packed a Public Meeting staged by HACAN East in Leytonstone.  The meeting heard from HACAN East chair John Stewart and from local MP John Cryer.

Resident after resident told the meeting about how their quality of life has got a lot worse since the flight paths from City Airport were concentrated over them.  But both John Cryer and John Stewart felt that, as a result of the pressure that has been brought, both London City Airport and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are becoming more response to residents.

John Stewart is expected to be invited by the CAA to a meeting to talk about how local residents can become involved in the review of the concentrated flight paths which the CAA must conduct before February 2017.

And it became clear at the recent Public Inquiry into City Airport's expansion plans that, in response to pressure from MPs, local councils and residents, Newham Council (the planning authority for the airport) looks like it will become more rigorous in ensuring that City Airport obeys the rules and regulations under which it is allowed to operate.