Hyslop Comments on Winchburgh Airport Meeting
Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop met with Edinburgh Airport to discuss their proposed flight path routes in more detail last month, where she called for Edinburgh Airport hold a public meeting in Winchburgh and she specifically raised Edinburgh Airport’s preferred routes C5 and D0 which have been queried and questioned by many Winchburgh residents.
“I specifically raised the consultation issues when I met with Edinburgh Airport and the fact that they were using information from the 2011 census when Winchburgh is about to expand to circa 3,000 population to 12,000 with the biggest housing development in Central Scotland.
“Last week’s public meeting in Winchburgh was a good opportunity for local people to share their specific concerns directly with the Airport. Both the Airport and Edinburgh Watch gave a ten minute speech before 50 questions – that were sought in advance from the audience – were addressed and challenged by both sides. The meeting was very well organised by Winchburgh Community Council and with NATS speaking to the group on technical aspects of the aircraft flight routes, it was a very informative evening.
“I was concerned to hear that the Airport had not been in touch with Winchburgh Developers in the first instance or more recently, however I now understand that a meeting between both parties has been arranged.
“I have also spoken with the Transport Minister to update him of this progress ahead of this week’s Parliamentary debate.”