Airport change bid backed by residents

Airport change bid backed by residents

Philip Dewey

Members of the West Windsor Residents' Association (WWRA) have written in support of Heathrow Airport's application to modify their taxiways.

Submissions have been made by the group in favour of Heathrow's appeal as they believe the modification of taxiways would lead to a fairer distribution of flights over Windsor and Old Windsor.

The original application was refused by the London Borough of Hillingdon in February as it would lead to the end of the 1952 Cranford Agreement, used to protect residents of Cranford from aircraft noise.

Wisdom Da Costa (Ind, Clewer North), WWRA chairman and Royal Borough councillor, said: "When the wind is coming from the east, usually in fine weather conditions, Windsorians have to suffer up to 100 per cent of Heathrow's landings, that's 700 flights per day, at about a flight a minute or worse, from 5:30am to 11:30 pm.

"That's enough to drive anyone to despair, for the health and welfare of our residents, this has got to end."

The deadline for submissions closed on Wednesday.

The appeal will be considered by the Planning Inspectorate which will publish its decision in the coming months.

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