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firsttimerSW11
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Aircraft Noise

Postby firsttimerSW11 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:28 pm

Right. I'm on a mission.
After sitting in my garden last night and timing aircraft landing at Heathrow, at one point it was literally 1 flight landing per minute.
It's making life unbearable for many people. We are all awake in our house when the first flights start 4.30am, and they tend to be the large planes coming in from Dubai/HK/NYC etc.
Imagine what it'll be like when the 3rd runway gets built. Currently, it works out at about 55 flights landing every morning between 4.30am - 6am.

I urge anyone who is affected by the noise pollution to voice your objection here.
http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/site/custo ... php?id=449

FYI:
http://www.heathrow.com/noise/heathrow- ... ht-flights

"Between 11:30pm and 6am Heathrow is restricted by the Government to 5,800 night-time take-offs and landings a year. There is also a night quota limit, which caps the amount of noise the airport can make at night. Around 80% of the night flights at Heathrow are between 4.30-6am with on average around 16 aircraft are scheduled to arrive each day between these hours."

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Re: Aircraft Noise

Postby daddydaycarerocks » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:01 pm

I dont find the noise bothers me at all in Wandsworth and with Brexit we need to keep 'open for business' . If you don't like the noice move away from flight paths, simple. Many of use use Heathrow for business and holidays, spare a thought for the people that live in the north or England that have to have stop overs when they need to fly longhaul, we are very lucky to have Heathrow on our doorstep.

the parsley song
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Re: Aircraft Noise

Postby the parsley song » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:20 pm

Whereabouts do you live firstimer? We are on the south of Wandsworth common and it doesn't bother us - we see loads of them heading into Heathrow but only hear it if actually awake but the noise isn't enough to wake us up. Pollution is part of living in London whichever bit you live in, but we can jump on a plane and get away too. At least we are not living in Barnes!

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Re: Aircraft Noise

Postby Carol2R » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:31 am

I am also bothered by aircraft noise. As for the argument that we need to "be open for business" after Brexit, the increase in flights is all down to leisure travel, not business travel. Even BA and the Davies Report admit this. Nothing wrong with holidays abroad, but do the lives of 2 million people need to be blighted in order to increase foreign leisure travel? I don't think so.

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Re: Aircraft Noise

Postby Carol2R » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:32 am

I am also bothered by aircraft noise. As for the argument that we need to "be open for business" after Brexit, the increase in flights is all down to leisure travel, not business travel. Even BA and the Davies Report admit this. Nothing wrong with holidays abroad, but do the lives of 2 million people need to be blighted in order to increase foreign leisure travel? I don't think so.

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Re: Aircraft Noise

Postby Lillypad » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:40 am

surely leisure travel is also really good for our economy as people stay in our hotels, shop, eat in our restaurants and generally spend their money. With the £ making foreign tourists visits cheap now, this can only be good for our economy and job and long may this continue.

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Re: Aircraft Noise

Postby Denwand » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:08 am

It's interesting to see how people throughout NV are affected in different ways by aircraft noise.

Having lived in Fulham I was surprised in the difference how much quieter it was when we moved to Wandsworth (west of the Common).

To be honest I hardly ever notice it - in fact, sitting here I'm straining to hear anything despite a flight heading for Heathrow every minute or so.

However the "Helicopter Corridor" for the route to the Battesea Heliport seems to take them over Wandsworth Bridge as an "turning point" before they lose height to land.

So the Tonsleys, Earlsfield Road, Wandsworth Prison, The Cemetery, Magdalen Road, Springfield etc are right underneath them - and they're only 500ft or so high!

Mind you having said that we only seem to get a handful a day so it's not the end of the world :D


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