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PERMISSION TO EXPAND CITY AIRPORT ‘A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR RESIDENTS’
The Government today announced that it has granted London City Airport permission to expand (1). It endorsed the recommendation of the Inspector who heard the evidence a Public Inquiry earlier this year. The airport can now go-ahead with building a new taxiway and larger parking spaces to accommodate the bigger planes it wants to use at the airport. But campaign group HACAN East has said it is bad news for residents.
HACAN East chair John Stewart said: “Residents face a double whammy. Earlier this year London City concentrated all its flight paths. Today the people under these flight paths face the prospect of more and larger planes.”
Stewart added, “The airport claims that the expansion will create over a thousand jobs. That is in the realm of speculation. What is certain is that residents’ quality of life will get worse.”