LETTER: Aircraft noise

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I read with interest in your newspaper about the additional noise from aircraft leaving and landing at Gatwick Airport.

I also moved to this area ten years ago and there was not a problem with aircraft noise until just recently.

Having contacted them several times they still say that the reason the aircraft are now flying over Lindfield/Haywards Heath area is due to the weather conditions I.E wind direction.

If this were true, then why has it started over the past year or so, has the wind just found a new route?

The reason is as we all know is down to the fact that Gatwick have changed the flight paths, and therefore we are plagued with constant noise from the aircraft.

The noise is 24/7 as there are no restrictions on night flights as there are at Heathrow. Heaven help us if they get the go ahead for a second runway.

Unless we constantly complain to Gatwick regarding this, these new flight paths will be adopted, and we will suffer the consequences.

There are groups already requesting that Gatwick re-instate the old flight paths, but as yet Gatwick have refused to do so.

As our MP appears to be on our side regarding the additional runway that Gatwick proposes, it may be worth contacting him.

You can complain directly to Gatwick by email - noise.line@gatwickairport.com in addition you can also add your name to www.planewrong.co.uk.

We need to make a stand against Gatwick.

R.South

Noahs Ark Lane, Lindfield

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