28 February 2019
Members of Waltham Forest & Redbridge Green Party will be collecting signatures for a new petition against the concentrated flight paths at their stall on Saturday, March 2nd 11 – 1pm outside Leytonstone tube station. The petition calls on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to take action to stop the concentrated flight paths. The Mayor has agreed that the flight paths are unfair to local residents but he needs to back up his words with action.
The concentrated flight paths were brought in to City Airport on 4th February 2016 and created noise ghettos in Bow, Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead, Redbridge, Barkingside and Collier Row. This has significantly decreased the quality of life of the affected residents. Consultations have revealed blanket opposition to the scheme, but City Airport have shown contempt for local residents severely affected by their business and ignored calls for change. The problem will worsen as the weather gets warmer, as the noise prevents people from opening their windows or enjoying their gardens.
“The concentrated flight paths are making daily life a misery for those who live under them”, said Mark Dawes of Waltham Forest & Redbridge Green Party. “City Airport is not listening to residents and so we are asking the Mayor to take action to force City Airport to change their flight paths to improve the lives of those who have been so severely affected” he added.