Posted on January 10, 2016
Just before Christmas the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that it had given London City Airport permission to concentrate its flight paths.
The change is due to come into effect on February 4th.
But HACAN East is consulting with lawyers about the possibility of a legal challenge
If the flight paths are introduced:
Most days Bow, Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead, Redbridge, Barkingside and Collier Row will get all the departures from the airport. Thamesmead will be badly hit by arrivals. All these areas will be hit about 70% of the time in a typical year: the days a west wind is blowing.
When the wind comes from the east all the departures will go over Barking Riverside, Dagenham and Hornchurch. And all the arrivals will go over Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham, Catford, Forest Hill, Dulwich Village, Herne Hill, Brixton, Stockwell and Vauxhall.
Although these changed flight paths are due to come in on February 4th, most of the communities that will be affected have not been told about them.
The information is hidden away in:
http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/Module%20B%20final.pdf (page 26 indistinct map for South London and p27 for Thamesmead).
And in http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/B05-LCAL_A_ConsultationDocumentIssue1.0.pdf (page 24 for Dagenham and page 26 for Leyton and Leytonstone).
For more details on this and the background behind the changes, see our blog: http://www.hacaneast.org.uk/2016/01/when-injustice-becomes-law-rebellion-becomes-duty/