Low-flying planes shatter peace for Braintree couple seven times an hour

Susan and Peter Wood outside their home

Susan and Peter Wood outside their home

First published in News

A disgruntled pensioner claims low-flying planes disturb his peace up to seven times an hour.

Peter Wood, 69, has noticed planes flying over his house every ten minutes in the last six weeks and says he has wasted time improving a home he might now have to leave.

He and his wife Susan, 67, moved to Rosemary Avenue, Braintree, in July last year, to be closer to family and had become used to hearing one or two planes a day.

A spokesman for Stansted Airport said more aircraft having been taking off from a particular runway because of easterly winds.

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11:34am Wed 13 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

I can see Rosemary Avenue from where I live and haven't noticed low flying aircraft, when has this supposed to have been happening?
I can see Rosemary Avenue from where I live and haven't noticed low flying aircraft, when has this supposed to have been happening? pierre-pierre
  • Score: 8

11:43am Wed 13 Aug 14

ejbuk55 says...

Have noticed any difference if you want to travel abroad out up with a bit of noise we are hardly at the end of the runway
Have noticed any difference if you want to travel abroad out up with a bit of noise we are hardly at the end of the runway ejbuk55
  • Score: 2

1:30pm Wed 13 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

dont know what that last comment meant
but a flight map shows the plane must be over 6000 feet up over Braintree,

Occasionally we get a Piston Engine (Frieght?) at 22:00

for flight map from 2011 see
http://www.stansteda
irport.com/media/109
7694/2011mapsdepeast
.pdf
dont know what that last comment meant but a flight map shows the plane must be over 6000 feet up over Braintree, Occasionally we get a Piston Engine (Frieght?) at 22:00 for flight map from 2011 see http://www.stansteda irport.com/media/109 7694/2011mapsdepeast .pdf pierre-pierre
  • Score: 3

2:28pm Wed 13 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

they only have one runway at Stansted

A spokesman for Stansted Airport said more aircraft having been taking off from a particular runway because of easterly winds.
they only have one runway at Stansted A spokesman for Stansted Airport said more aircraft having been taking off from a particular runway because of easterly winds. pierre-pierre
  • Score: 3

5:05pm Wed 13 Aug 14

YNWAIE says...

I can only Presume the spokesman was referring to the fact aircraft have been landing/taking off from one end 04/22 more often than the other way 22/04 and Braintree (or more exactly a house in Rosemary Gardens) is on a flight path more so that way round than the other
I can only Presume the spokesman was referring to the fact aircraft have been landing/taking off from one end 04/22 more often than the other way 22/04 and Braintree (or more exactly a house in Rosemary Gardens) is on a flight path more so that way round than the other YNWAIE
  • Score: 3

5:06pm Wed 13 Aug 14

YNWAIE says...

Avenue even....not Gardens
Avenue even....not Gardens YNWAIE
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10:12pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Kevman28 says...

I think Mr Wood must have a dodgy hearing aid. I often see planes over our house, but I can barely hear them.
Some people just like to moan for the sake of it. I expect his moaning can be heard by all the neighbours above the sound of the aircraft.
I think Mr Wood must have a dodgy hearing aid. I often see planes over our house, but I can barely hear them. Some people just like to moan for the sake of it. I expect his moaning can be heard by all the neighbours above the sound of the aircraft. Kevman28
  • Score: 7

10:46pm Wed 13 Aug 14

kevineeley says...

its gonna be the airport behind springwood ind est,
we get planes skimming the roof of work from time to time.

poor people of witham don`t have an airport ;)
its gonna be the airport behind springwood ind est, we get planes skimming the roof of work from time to time. poor people of witham don`t have an airport ;) kevineeley
  • Score: 2

11:01pm Wed 13 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Biased reporting?

Just why was it necessary for this gentleman to be labelled as a ‘pensioner’?

Disgruntled he may well be, but how can his status as an ‘OAP’ have any bearing on the primary substance of this particular story?

Seemingly pointless, unless of course it is an invidious journalistic ploy to instil the readers with pre-conditioned thoughts which might influence their opinion before even reading the whole of the article.

For example if the story had kicked off featuring a ‘stay at home father of six’ or maybe a ‘disabled ex-soldier injured in Afghanistan’ I’d bet the general public’s sympathies would have been pulled from one extreme to another before even reading about the salient facts.
Biased reporting? Just why was it necessary for this gentleman to be labelled as a ‘pensioner’? Disgruntled he may well be, but how can his status as an ‘OAP’ have any bearing on the primary substance of this particular story? Seemingly pointless, unless of course it is an invidious journalistic ploy to instil the readers with pre-conditioned thoughts which might influence their opinion before even reading the whole of the article. For example if the story had kicked off featuring a ‘stay at home father of six’ or maybe a ‘disabled ex-soldier injured in Afghanistan’ I’d bet the general public’s sympathies would have been pulled from one extreme to another before even reading about the salient facts. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 5

10:40am Sat 16 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

OMPITA wrote:
Biased reporting?

Just why was it necessary for this gentleman to be labelled as a ‘pensioner’?

Disgruntled he may well be, but how can his status as an ‘OAP’ have any bearing on the primary substance of this particular story?

Seemingly pointless, unless of course it is an invidious journalistic ploy to instil the readers with pre-conditioned thoughts which might influence their opinion before even reading the whole of the article.

For example if the story had kicked off featuring a ‘stay at home father of six’ or maybe a ‘disabled ex-soldier injured in Afghanistan’ I’d bet the general public’s sympathies would have been pulled from one extreme to another before even reading about the salient facts.
SIMPLE

SOLUTION

MOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Biased reporting? Just why was it necessary for this gentleman to be labelled as a ‘pensioner’? Disgruntled he may well be, but how can his status as an ‘OAP’ have any bearing on the primary substance of this particular story? Seemingly pointless, unless of course it is an invidious journalistic ploy to instil the readers with pre-conditioned thoughts which might influence their opinion before even reading the whole of the article. For example if the story had kicked off featuring a ‘stay at home father of six’ or maybe a ‘disabled ex-soldier injured in Afghanistan’ I’d bet the general public’s sympathies would have been pulled from one extreme to another before even reading about the salient facts.[/p][/quote]SIMPLE SOLUTION MOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 4

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