Hyslop Comments on Airport’s Flight Path Proposals

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Hyslop Comments on Airport’s Flight Path Proposals

Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has commented on Edinburgh Airport’s second consultation which was launched today (Monday 30th January) which looks specifically at flight path options. The consultation will end on April 30th 2017.

Fiona commented;

“This is a major announcement and it is essential that constituents respond to this formal process.

“While there are positive proposed changes to Edinburgh Airport’s flight path routes for example in the preferred A6 route which would result in a lesser impact across areas in my constituency, I am concerned by the Airport’s B2 and B5 proposed routes.

“The existing GOSAM route (B5) continues to be the subject of excessive noise complaints and I continue to be contacted by constituents about this. The B2 route that the Airport claim will relieve flights from the GOSAM route appears to negatively impact areas such as Uphall and Dechmont in West Lothian – two areas already the most affected by excessive noise. It also appears that the proposed C5 route would impact residents in the Winchburgh area as well as meaning Broxburn residents could be worse off than they are now.

“I would urge all my constituents who have contacted me with concerns about noise levels from low flying aircraft to read this new consultation and ensure that they submit their views directly before April 30th.”

ENDS

To read and submit to the consultation use the below links:

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/edinburghairport/files/acpv2/ACP_consultation_book.pdf

http://www.letsgofurther.com/flight-paths