Hornchurch will see 30per cent increase in planes flying over

PUBLISHED: 16:17 30 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:48 30 November 2015

View of London City Airport from the sky Picture: Andrew Holt

View of London City Airport from the sky Picture: Andrew Holt

Andrew Holt

Campaign groups have expressed their opposition to the decision to allow a 30per cent increase in planes to fly over parts of Havering.

The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) will allow London City Airport to increase the number of planes flying by making flight corridors narrower, primarily affecting areas such as Leytonstone, Wanstead and Hornchurch.

Representatives of Havering Friends of the Earth have said they are “outraged” at the decision while Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (Hacan) East has threatened legal action over the lack of consultation on the proposals last year.

John Stewart, chair of Hacan East, said: “Many people will be in utter despair of the decision.

“It means that residents who were hardly overflown at all by planes from London City a few years back, face the prospect of living under a concentrated flight path for the rest of their lives.

“It is a terrible prospect.”

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