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!!**!! BREAKING –  PLANE HELL ACTION SAY NO TO NIGHT FLIGHTS.  See our Consultation Response here.  And read the South London Press report below.

Campaigners urge government to ban night flights into Heathrow

!!***!! Our response to the London City Airport Future Skies Design Principles consultation can be found Here.

!!!!!!!!!  GLA Environment Committee has JUST published a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook poll with a post that expresses that the consultation process has thus far been far too complicated, and that asks the question simply: Do you want Heathrow Airport to expand?

We would like to ask interested stakeholders in the opposition to the expansion to get on board to give the poll some momentum and of course to ensure it aligns with our shared goals.

Twitter poll:

Instagram poll (end of our story):

Facebook poll:

Below here is social media content for sharing on your own channels, and we ask that you participate in the polls as soon as possible, as it will only be open for one day!

For your review:

Link to our letter:

Link to our press release:

Link to social media package of assets you can use

-graphics, videos, blogs to share on social media

WE have responded to the 2019 CAA consultation about PPR – Planned and Permanent Redistribution. See our response here. PPR is a process that the CAA aim to apply where Airspace Service Providers such as airports want to make changes to the way planes arrive and depart from airports.  The process, due to be active from November 2019, will mean that proposed changes are likely to require consultation.  All of this is NOT GOOD for residents as consulted-on changes will be VERY DIFFICULT to UNDO.  Changes such as these are likely to create more noise and pollution over less people – an inhumane Government policy that must be challenged now.  

Here is our HOW-TO-RESPOND guide to the  Heathrow Airspace and Future Operations Consultation of 2019.  The guide describes the context of each question with information about how airspace changes will affect us.  It  gives sample answers that are relevant for residents of South East London.  The response deadline is 4th March 2019.

HELP FRIENDS of the EARTH to OPPOSE HEATHROW EXPANSION at the High Court in March by visiting their web-site and completing this sentence I oppose Heathrow expansion because...

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: