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Tower Hamlets council fight London City Airport expansion

PUBLISHED: 15:01 14 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:23 05 October 2010

TOWN Hall bosses have pledged to fight plans to further expand London City Airport. Tower Hamlets council voted unanimously at last week s full council meeting to back residents concerns over more flights ruling the borough s skies and have declared

TOWN Hall bosses have pledged to fight plans to further expand London City Airport.

Tower Hamlets council voted unanimously at last week's full council meeting to back residents' concerns over more flights ruling the borough's skies and have declared "enough is enough".

Newham council gave the go-ahead in July for the airport to increase its annual flights from 80,000 to 120,000.

Tower Hamlets councillors claim they raised concerns at the time about noise, traffic congestion and pollution but they were not counted as a formal objection.

But councillors are now encouraging residents to respond to the airport's current consultation on its Noise Action Plan which proposes measures to prevent aircraft noise.

And the Town Hall will also be raising its criticisms with the Civil Aviation Authority which is reviewing a new flight path, which if removed could mean more flights over Tower Hamlets.

There is a roadshow tomorrow for residents to comment on the draft Noise Action Plan from 3-7pm at Idea Store, Chrisp Street in Poplar.


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