Hyslop Conducts Flight Path Survey
Fiona Hyslop MSP asks for your views on flight path trial
Monday, 31 August 2015
Linlithgow Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop is conducting a survey to obtain the comments and concerns that her constituents have regarding the new flight path trial at Edinburgh Airport.
Commenting Fiona said;
“I have now received complaints from well over 80 households across Linlithgow, Bridgend, Broxburn, Uphall, Dechmont, Philpstoun and Ecclesmachan regarding the proposed flight path which began on June 25th this summer.
“I have been pursuing this issue with the Airport since my first meeting with them in June. There are clear issues around why they need the trial flight path in the first place, why this particular route and whether planes are sticking to it.
“I am pleased that at my instigation the Airport is agreeing to meet with all the affected Community Councils next week rather than piecemeal meetings with only a few concerned constituents.
“In the coming weeks I will be distributing a survey to the affected parts of my constituency, encouraging residents to get in touch and let me know their concerns so that I can continue to actively take up this issue directly with the Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, who I will meet on the 9th of September. There will be drop off points for surveys in affected areas or otherwise constituents can stamp and send their returned surveys.”
Fiona’s activity on the Flight Path Trial to date:
April 30th: Wrote to Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport to request a meeting to find out more about the proposed flight path trial and how it would impact constituents.
June 8th: Meeting with Airport bosses took place
June 25th: Flight Trial Began
June 26th: Received first complaint from a constituent from Broxburn
July 6th: Contacted Airport bosses following complaints from Broxburn/Uphall to move the sound and tracking equipment to the area.
Aug 7th: Wrote to Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, raising constituents’ concerns, resulted in organising a meeting with him on September 9th
Aug 13th: Encouraged Airport bosses to invite representatives from local Community Council’s to see their simulator video and address their concerns – this is taking place on September 9th
Aug 26th: Attended Dechmont community Council Meeting to further discuss the issues