New plan revealed for flight-path Britain
millions – suffering from aircraft noise where there was little or none before.
They would also turn the aviation industry into one of Britain’s biggest generators
of greenhouse gases. The plans propose new stacking areas, each covering up to
50 square miles, over north Essex, Suffolk, Kent, Dorset and around the borders
of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. "We are looking at 3%-4%
growth a year," said Simon Hocquard, Nats’s general manager for air traffic strategy.
"We are seeing 2.4m aircraft movements a year now and that is likely to reach
3m by 2012 with continued growth after that.” Details in Sunday Times article.