The horror awaiting Surrey Heath
Surrey Heath is what the CAA categorise as a "loser" in the redesign of the airspace above us.
Heathrow have stated that they plan to implement Independent Parallel Approaches (IPA) even if the additional planes are rejected, with up to 25 low flying planes arriving over our area between 6am and 7am and more throughout the day (we will still get arrivals prior to 6am):
These are the changes that will affect Surrey Heath as a result of the 3rd runway:
As you are probably aware, Heathrow is currently conducting a consultation for "Airspace and Future Operations" (one of many) with a deadline of 11.55pm on 4 March 2019.
We would advise you to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a letter to FREEPOST LHR AFO CONSULTATION (that's all that is required) rather than completing the full consultation, since the consultations tend to pit one community against another for any reprieve from noise. Please make sure that you state your objection both to IPA and the 3rd runway.
Feel free to keep stating your opposition to expansion – both to 25,000 more planes without a 3rd runway and to 740,000 per year with a 3rd runway!
Heathrow Consultation event Saturday 16 February, 10am-4pm
Tringham Hall, Benner Lane, West End, Woking, GU24 9JP
Please note that In our experience, the sound booth is not representative of the noise levels for our area.
Heathrow Q&A chaired by Michael Gove Friday 22 February 6-7pm
Briars Centre, Briar Avenue (between Quarry Bank and Osborne Drive), Lightwater
Please show up, ask questions, email Michael Gove, email the consultation and email noise complaints to Heathrow - At the moment, Michael Gove, Surrey Heath and Heathrow are under the impression that airplane noise is not a big deal because so few people complain.
The images above are from:
Heathrow's Airspace Design Envelopes for Expansion. It's a big document and depending on your computer, it will take a while to both download and open (it may look empty until all pages have loaded).