HACAN Supports Call for Night Flight Ban

Residents' representative group backs London Assembly's verdict

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HACAN, representing residents under the Heathrow flight paths, has backed the call from the London Assembly today to ban night flights at Heathrow.

In its response to the Government's consultation on the future of night flights at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick, the Assembly's Health and Environment Committee has called for a night flight ban at Heathrow.

It also backs the suggestion that, if night flights continue, more of them should land over Berkshire to ease the burden of noise on the hundreds of thousands of people overflown in London. And it has called for further research on the impact of night noise on residents' health.

HACAN chair John Stewart said, "We back the Assembly's call for a ban on night flights. They cause untold misery for thousands and there is no hard evidence that they are essential for London's economy. For many people their alarm clock is the first plane at 4.30 in the morning."

April 12, 2013