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NEW Heathrow consultation that you can read here:  IPA – Design Principles briefing pack (Oct 18).

IPA allows closer spacing of planes particularly during the peak hour of 0600-0700 hrs.

Email any comments about this document to by Friday 9th November.

Plane Hell Action is concerned that the LHR flight path design principles given at the end of the document do not establish a fair distribution of noise through proportionate dispersal of flight paths.  The umbrella body, The Community Noise Group has engineered the design principle quoted below and is trying to get LHR to include it as a priority.  Please offer this principle in any response to any consultations:

“Where there is a reduction in overall noise the benefit be distributed proportionately to those already most affected and where there is an increase in overall noise the disbenefit be distributed proportionately to those already least affected.”

We have told the Heathrow Community Noise Forum in September 2018 how the people of SE London feel about the intense levels of noise inflicted on them by LHR overflight.  Our presentation mixes residents’ comments with replies to correspondence with the Department for Transport, replies that are sometimes incorrect, uninformed and copy-pasted.

Plane Hell Action is pleased to be a group member of the Aviation Environment Federation, (AEF).

Its official – we need sleep without planes as claimed in this article,  Crucial role for Nox2 and sleep deprivation in aircraft noise, from the Oxford Academic European Heart Journal.

With the Vote over and the devastating result, we at Plane Hell Action will be continuing our fair flight path campaign for relief from  aviation noise in SE London.  Plane Hell Action has been invited to share a stand with SE5 Forum on Saturday 30 June at the Wells Way street fair.  Look out for us there!

!!! IMPORTANT !!! With the vote on the 3rd runway tomorrow, Monday June 25, we encourage plane-annoyed people to write to their MP and local council Leader.  Please find some ideas about what to write here SAMPLE LETTER.

Plane Hell Action stand in Camberwell and Petition Signing
Signing Plane Hell’s Petition in Camberwell

** Plane Hell Action will be sharing a stand with SE5 Forum on Saturday 23 June at Camberwell Arts Festival, Camberwell Green.

Do come and say hello and even sign the PETITION if you haven’t done that yet!  We would be delighted to see you and welcome your support.  Here we are at last Saturday’s Oval Farmers Market to give you an idea of the action. 

** This is our new report about concentrated flight paths over South East London –  Corridors of Concentration

** Our response to the Heathrow Expansion Consultation is available here.

** Heathrow Expansion Consultation Lambeth 16th Feb

A chance to have your voice heard about NOISE  from planes in our area.  Help to influence decisions about flight path redesign that will impact our environment for years and years to come.

on Friday 16th February 12 – 8 pm

Wheatsheaf Community Hall
Wheatsheaf Lane (off South Lambeth Road),


Flight Paths
Flight Paths for a 3 Runway Heathrow Airport


On 24 October 2017 the Government published the revised draft Airports NPS and announced a period of further consultation. The revised draft Airports NPS and accompanying documents including an updated Appraisal of Sustainability can be accessed at:

The period of further consultation lasts for eight weeks and will end on 19 December 2017.

If you responded to the first consultation, you do not need to repeat points made previously, as they are considering these in full. Please note that when they consider responses to this further consultation, they may not be able to cross-refer to earlier responses because of the large numbers involved.

If you wish to respond to the consultation, please go to:

Air quality plan: