Campaigners blast ‘brazen’ expansion of City Airport
pump an additional £26million into the local economy.
in and out of the airport to 120,00 from 73,000.
and questioned whether the local community will benefit.
of London City Airport is in brazen conflict with the urgent need to tackle climate
cut carbon emissions, but Newham is straggling behind by approving more flights
from the airport.
but it often doesn’t help the local unemployed population who need it most. It
is not too late though. Campaigners will have to consider their legal options
and pushing for cleaner transport alternatives such as improved fast rail links.”
and said that there will be strict restrictions on night and weekend operations,
adding: “This decision will pump an additional £26 million into the local economy,
create new jobs for local residents, boost tourism in the area and also create
the potential for further investment in local infrastructure.”
would be capped at 120,000 per year.
negative effect on the local communities. The council have just created a bigger
campaign to stop expansion and to try help to create a healthy safe community.
LB Newham don’t care for the health of the community only for big business. Only
3 councilors voted on this “3”, as all the other Labour councilors have interests
in LCY’s business. Is this really a fair vote? Locals and residents in the surrounding
communities and boroughs don’t think so.
– Concerned In Newham, Newham
Reduction in Carbon emmissions is mainly going to come from buildings, not a
small airport. Only last month Newham Homes reported on a project for solar water
heating for some of the Council’s tenants.
– Alan Griffiths, Forest Gate, LONDON. UK
London City Airport is to be allowed to increase its flights by 50 percent by
the end of next year, a move likely to boost development in east London ahead
of the 2012 Olympic Games.
out of the airport, located just two miles from the Olympic site, to a maximum
of 120,000 per year from the current 80,000.
from 3.3 million, said an airport spokeswoman.
of east London and to the Olympics.
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