HACAN East new major campaign against London City’s expansion plans, asking people to fill in postcard responses to the consultation.
HACAN East has launched a major campaign against London City’s expansion plans. It is encouraging people to fill in postcards opposing the expansion plans, and send them in to Freepost LCY MASTER PLAN CONSULTATION. People can also download and display posters. The postcards call on residents to back the existing 24 hour weekend ban on aircraft using London City. HACAN East wants the airport drop its proposals to end the 24 hour break as well as its plans to almost double flight numbers from today’s levels and to increase flights in the early morning and late evening. The postcards say:
I SUPPORT the 24 hour London City Airport weekend flight ban.
I DO NOT want up to 40,00 more flights.
I DO NOT want more early morning or late evening flights.
I DO NOT want more climate damaging airport expansion.
Overall, I DO NOT support the plans in the draft master plan.
HACAN EAST LAUNCHES MAJOR CAMPAIGN AGAINST LONDON CITY AIRPORT EXPANSION
0th July 2019
CAROLINE RUSSELL, GREEN CHAIR OF THE LONDON ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, AND CAMPAIGNER ALAN HAUGHTON AT THE CAMPAIGN’S LAUNCH
HACAN East today launched a major postcard and poster campaign against the expansion proposals contained in London City’s Master Plan currently out for consultation. Thousands of postcards will be distributed to household impacted by the airport over the next month.
People who object to the proposals are being asked to fill in a postcard and send it back to the airport via FREEPOST
You can find the postcards here: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HACANeast-Cut-n-Post-BTB-A4-Print-Colour-2-3.pdf and here https://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HACANeast-BTB-Postcard-Final-4.pdf
And black and white versions: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/HACANeast-Cut-n-Post-BTB-A4-Print-B_W-2.pdf
And you can download and display posters: https://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Poster-Draft-2-1-Colour-3.pdf
Black and white posters: https://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Poster-Draft-2-1-B_W-2.pdf
We will be looking for help from people to deliver the postcards. If you can help email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pick up postcards and posters from us in the Function Room of The Leyton Star on Monday 5th August from 4pm – 8pm. The address is 116 High St, London E15 2BX.
But, if you are unable to pick them up, we can post some to you. Email us: email@example.com
The postcards call on residents to back the existing 24 hour weekend ban on aircraft using London City. It wants the airport drop its proposals to end the 24 hour break as well as its plans to almost double flight numbers from today’s levels and to increase flights in the early morning and late evening.
The postcard campaign will be backed up by posters, public meetings, adverts and eye-catching events to get across to people the scale of the airport’s plans.
The Postcard is to be sent to
Freepost LCY MASTER PLAN CONSULTATION
London City Airport want to end the ban that stops them from flying aircraft on Saturday afternoons, Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. 24 hours of plane free, quiet time.
Your quiet time. Your family time, your playtime, your pray time, your sports time, your TV time, your duvet time, your garden time, your open the windows and let in some fresh air time.
Whatever time, it’s YOUR time.
They also want 40,000 more flights, more flights early morning and late at night, that’s more noise, more pollution and more climate destruction.
Tell your MP and Councillors to #backtheban and keep the London City Airport 24hr weekend flight ban!
Respond to the full consultation and #defendyourweekend at
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
Public Meeting, 30th July, 7.30pm – 9pm, Buxton School, Cann Hall Rd, E11 3NN, organised by Cann Hall Area Residents Association, with several other residents associations on City’s expansion proposals. Speakers: London City Airport, John Cryer MP, John Stewart (Chair HACAN East)
Waltham Forest Council will be holding a public meeting in Leytonstone Library on Tues 10th September 7.30- 9.30pm to discuss the London City proposals.
And London City will be holding further consultation exhibitions at:
The City Centre, 80 Basinghall St, London EC2V 5AR, 11th September, from 12 noon – 7pm
Southern Grove Community Centre, Southern Grove, Mile End, London, E3 4FX, 12th September, from 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre, Albert Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2JB, 14th September,10am – 4pm.
What is driving London City Airport’s expansion plans? John Stewart comment
John Stewart, from Hacan East, has looked at why London City Airport is planning huge expansion. The airport Master Plan wants to lift the current cap of 111,000 flights allowed each year to 137,000 by 2030 and to 151,000 by 2035. He says the airport is aiming to promote itself as a major player on the aviation scene, and a key driver of the regional economy, not just a niche business airport. It now often holds receptions at the party conferences, and is raising its profile to get backing for its growth plans. The current owners bought the airport for £2 billion in 2016, and want to make a good return. Business passengers used to be about 60% of the total, but now 50% – with the plans suggesting 36% by 2035. Most business passengers fly in the morning and evening, so leisure flights use the hours in the middle of the day. It can’t offer budget flights because Ryanair and EasyJet planes are too big to use the airport. London City has set out to change to portray itself as a key driver, maybe even the key driver, of the economic development of East, NE and SE London. It is pushing this to MPs and also local authorities in its regions in order to convince them it is in their interest to back expansion.
RESIDENTS DISMAYED BY LONDON CITY AIRPORT EXPANSION PLANS TO DOUBLE FLIGHT NUMBERS
London City’s Master Plan has been released, for consultation, and it is very bad news for local residents who suffer from the noise of its planes. It is proposing to double the number of flights by 2035; to end the break when currently there are no flights between 12:30pm on Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday; and to bring in more planes in the early morning and late evening. Residents are dismayed by the London City expansion revealed in its Master Plan published today. The airport wants to lift the current cap of 111,000 flights allowed each year to 137,000 by 2030 and to 151,000 by 2035. Last year there were just over 75,000 flights. John Stewart, chair of HACAN East, which gives a voice to residents under the airport’s flight paths, said, “For all its green talk, this plan would be disastrous for residents. Flight numbers could double from today’s levels.” Increasingly the airport caters for leisure passengers, not business. The consultation ends on 20th September. The airport would need to go to a Planning Inquiry to get permission for any proposals it intends to take forward, after applying to Newham Council for its plans. Newham borough has pledged to make the borough “carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon zero by 2050”. The airport will not be helping with that.