Letter to Clive Efford MP for Eltham

This open  letter was written by a constituent who is distressed at the level of noise created by the concentrated approach to London City Airport in operation since 2016.  The letter is addressed to Clive Efford, MP for Eltham and was published in the June issue, page 28, of the SEnine Magazine.  There has been no response as yet.

We have contacted you on many occasions about the noise and pollution being forced on many of your constituents by the planes from City Airport. When there is an easterly wind or anything deemed to be an easterly wind the planes follow a concentrated flight path which results in the planes flying low over a narrow band of Londoners in New Eltham and Mottingham and other areas of South East London. The flight paths were introduced without any consultation or warning in February 2016. 

The planes are low at 2000 feet over Mottingham, noisy and polluting. Clive, you say you want to reduce pollution and yet you do nothing to help us with this awful problem.  We are very disappointed in your lack of support and you do not even reply to our requests for help.

The recent warm weather does not bring much pleasure to us as the planes ruin our hopes of enjoying outdoor relaxation. As I type this email, the planes have been flying overhead every few minutes and it has been non-stop this afternoon.

It is unfair that the same group of Londoners are forced to suffer this noise and pollution – as well as Heathrow planes that also circle over this area – there should be a fairer distribution of the impact of these planes.

3 Replies to “Letter to Clive Efford MP for Eltham”

  1. I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. MY LIFE IS BEING RUINED BY THESE NOISY LOW AIRCRAFT FLYING OVER MY HOUSE EVERY 5 MINUTES. I CANNOT ENJOY MY GARDEN AND KEEP ALL THE WINDOWS SHUT TO DEADEN THE NOISE. I HAVE LIVED HERE HAPPILY FOR 25 YEARS AN NOW WITHOOT CONSULTATION WE MUST ENDURE THIS AWFULL DISRUPTION.

    1. Dear Adam – do write to your MP along the lines suggested in the Contacts section: Sample letter to MP or Councillor. Every email or letter adds to the weight of our campaign and do mention Plane Hell Action which will add impact. Thank you for being in touch. As you will see from an earlier blog you are not alone, many of us have experienced an overnight change from no planes to, it would seem, every plane en route for either Heathrow or London City – sometimes both. Bridget for Plane Hell Action

  2. It’s never-ending. It’s like living in an airport. After 4 years here, we’ll have to leave this borough and live somewhere else.

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