Heathrow residents demand end to night flights as they’re extended…

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Heathrow residents demand end to night flights as they’re extended…

Heathrow residents demand end to night flights as they’re extended to 2025
2021-08-26 07:18:00
People are being disturbed by Heathrow night flight noise, as flight numbers increase again after the large reduction in flights due to the pandemic.  Currently Heathrow is allowed 16 landings or take-offs per night (ie. 5,800 per year) between the times of 23.30 and 06.00,  Heathrow says a night quota limit is also in place, which caps the amount of noise, and around 80% of the flights are between 04:30 – 06:00. Heathrow has a voluntary ban in place that prevents flights scheduled to depart between 04:30 – 06:00 or between 23:00 – 06:00. However, the noise from up to 16 flights per night is very disruptive to the sleep of tens of thousands of Londoners and others under flight paths. People have lobbied for years to get the number reduced, as a quiet period of 8 hours is necessary, in order for everyone to get 7 – 8 hours of sleep – which is known to be necessary for health. But in July the government again “rolled over” the night flight regime, for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted – to make no changes before 2025, which is one year later than originally promised in a public consultation.  This same regime has been in place since 2006.  .Tweet     Heathrow residents demand end to night flights as they’re extended to 2025 A couple who’ve lived in a nearby village since 1978 are fuming over the flights By Josh Mellor, Local Democracy Reporter – getwestlondon   24 AUG 2021 A Heathrow couple has demanded an end to night-time flights at the huge transport hub, and complained about sleepless nights. A government quota currently allows 16 flights to land at Heathrow Airport between 4:30am and 6am. Nearby residents are outraged that this quota will continue until 2025, one year longer than originally promised in a public consultation. The Department for Transport (DfT) says this decision, announced in their Night Flight Restrictions decision in July, is due to the unprecedented impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on aviation. Andrew Melville, who has lived in Harmondsworth with his wife Jane since 1978, has had enough of early morning aircraft noise and landings. He said: “It’s just ridiculous what’s going on, as residents we’re like mushrooms, we’re kept in the dark and fed s***. All the government does is listen to the aviation industry. “I would have liked them not to kick the can down the road on this consultation period, hiding behind the pandemic and all of this. “They’ve come up with this stuff, in their summary, about the fairness approach, but for who? It’s certainly not for

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