Proposed changes could see number of planes flying over Braintree more than double

Residents urged to comment on plans to increase number of planes from Stansted flying across Braintree district

Residents urged to comment on plans to increase number of planes from Stansted flying across Braintree district

First published in News

There are four weeks left to comment on plans to increase the number of planes from Stansted Airport flying over Braintree.

Residents could see the number of planes flying over their homes during the daytime more than double under plans to ease congestion above Heathrow.

It could mean up to 12 low-flying planes an hour, or one every five minutes.

Daily departures from Stansted Airport currently leave in two directions, with about 58 flying south-east towards Dover and 51 taking off east over the Braintree district towards Clacton.

NATS, which manages the country’s air traffic, is suggesting moving most of the daytime flights that use the Dover route to the Clacton route.

The consultation closes on September 8. Visit nats.aero/environment/consultations/lamp-stansted-sid-consultation

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12:01pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Bhudeeka says...

why bother commenting? they will just do what they want anyway
why bother commenting? they will just do what they want anyway Bhudeeka
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1:15pm Tue 12 Aug 14

R Souls says...

Quite happy for them to fly over my house in Braintree, as long as I get a discount on flights and car parking.......
Quite happy for them to fly over my house in Braintree, as long as I get a discount on flights and car parking....... R Souls
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