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History of the Committee and what we have done - for a background to what the Committee has done so far please click here

AIM of Air Traffic Committee - Please see our Terms of Reference

The main issues were and remain:

  • Changed, and proposed changes to, flight paths to and from Gatwick
  • Night Flights
  • Airport expansion (Gatwick's proposed second runway)
  • The impact of aircraft noise and air pollution on health and child development
  • Airbus A320 series aircraft whine (largely but not yet fully achieved)

Speldhurst Parish Council is a full member of the High Weald Councils Aircraft Action Group (HWCAAG), whose website is www.hwcaag.org.

The HWCAAG Policy Document can be viewed here and the aims of the Group can be seen here.

What are we focused on now?

  • We continue to press other airlines for further Airbus A320 retrofits
  • We will review the outcome of the Independent Gatwick Arrivals Review and then, depending on recommendations, we will formulate an action plan (as SPC and also as part of HWCAAG)
  • We will continue to lobby against the expansion of, and a further runway at Gatwick Airport
  • We will continue to seek a cessation of scheduled night flights to and from Gatwick Airport

What can you do?  Click on the links below for a list of people to send your concerns/complaints/objections to:

Keep complaining about aircraft noise! - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing the date, time and nature of the disturbance. You can also ring 0800 393 070 to register your complaint. Copy your complaint to the following people who are involved in airspace use: Dame Deidre Hutton, Chairman of CAA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Martin Rolfe CEO NATS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Robert Goodwill MP, Aviation Minister robert.goodwill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keep Lobbying your objection to a second runway at Gatwick!! Show your objections to proposals for expansion of Gatwick Airport by lobbying your MP Greg Clark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your County Council Leader Paul Carter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other useful websites are:
www.gacc.org,uk  

www.gatwickobviouslynot.org