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Heathrow decision to end flight path trials early a 'victory for common sense'

Heathrow decision to end flight path trials early a 'victory for common sense'

Windsor MP Adam Afriyie

Adam Afriyie MP has hailed Heathrow Airport's decision to end its flight path trials early as a 'victory for common sense'.

On Thursday the airport announced it would end the current airspace trials on November 12 instead of its original scheduled end date of January 26.

Additional trials scheduled to start on October 20 have been postponed until Autumn 2015.

Responding to the news, Mr Afriyie, who represents Windsor in Parliament, said:

"It's a relief for me, and I'm sure for other Windsor residents, to hear that the Heathrow's flight path trials will be coming to an end earlier than planned, on the 12th November.

"It's a victory for common sense and for the many constituents who have been left angry and frustrated by these trials.

"But the fight is not over. This is a worrying sign of things to come if Heathrow succeeds with its plan for a third runway. Many areas of the constituency, which have until now been free from noise pollution, will be blighted by aircraft frequently flying overhead if Heathrow gets its way. Heathrow must listen to residents before it goes ahead with any future trials."

A public meeting on the subject is set to be held at Ascot Racecourse Pavilion on Monday at 7pm.

Mr Afriyie added he will attend and hopes as many residents as possible will be there to voice their feelings about the trials.

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