Night ‘No Fly’ zones for parts of East London

Posted on January 27, 2013


HACAN East has worked with Heathrow Airport (as BAA is now known), British Airways and Air Traffic Control to trial ‘no fly’ zones at night to give people in East London a break from the Heathrow planes until just before 6am.  Every second week residents in areas like Beckton, the Royal Docks and parts of Tower Hamlets will get no planes until almoast 6am.  Plane numbers will be cut in other areas of East London as well.

For more details of the trials: 

You can also meet Heathrow Airport represebntatives to talk about the trial at a Public Meeting on

on Wednesday 27th February from 7.30pm – 9pm at

Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre

Albert Road
North Woolwich
E16 2JB

About 5 mins walk from King George V DLR Station or by 473 or 474 bus.  Also free car parking.



City Airport consultation branded ‘a glossy disgrace’

Posted on January 16, 2013

London City Airport’s consultation on its expansion plans have been branded ‘a glossy disgrace’ by residents’ group, HACAN East. London City is consulting on plans to build new infrastructure to enable larger planes to use the airport (1). After the consultation it will submit a formal planning the London Borough of Newham, probably in the Spring.

John Stewart, Chair of HACAN East, which represents residents under the Heathrow and City Airport flight paths, said, “This consultation must rank as the worst from any airport anywhere. It is no more than a marketing exercise. As a consultation it is a glossy disgrace.”

HACAN East has expressed particular concern that there is nothing in the consultation about how the use of larger aircraft might affect flight paths. A few years ago flight paths were changed to accommodate the fact that larger planes were using the airport. It brought real noise problems for the first time to large swathes of East London.

Stewart said: “As far as Heathrow is concerned, we work constructively with the airport owner. With such a poor level consultation London City has closed the door to constructive engagement. Even the link to the consultation they provide in their letter is wrong (2).”



(1). For details of the consultation:


For more information:

John Stewart on 0207 737 6641; 07957385650