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Protesters fight Red Bull plans for 2nd East London airport

PUBLISHED: 13:55 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:28 05 October 2010

PROTESTERS trying to stop the proposed expansion of London City Airport have now begun a new campaign to stop a second airport in East London. They are calling for proposals by Red Bull to be grounded

PROTESTERS trying to stop the proposed expansion of London City Airport have now begun a new campaign to stop plans for a second airport in East London.

They are calling for proposals by Red Bull for a runway in the Royal Docks to be grounded.

“MPs and local authorities across East London are receiving more complaints than ever before about the noise from the jets using City Airport,” said Fight the Flights’ campaign chair Anne-Marie Griffin.

“Now we have this proposal from Red Bull. Have the people of East London not suffered enough?”

The campaigners are calling on the local planning authority, Newham Council, to reject the application for the runway, helipad, taxiway, hangers and control tower in the Royal Albert Dock to use during their annual air races.

They heard only last week that they have been granted permission to go to the High Court to challenge a decision last year to give City Airport the go-ahead to increase flights by 50 per cent.


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