General Election Candidates

Here is the list of General Election candidates standing in the 25 constituencies which would be most affected by the expansion of London City Airport: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/General-Election-candidate-details-2.pdf

And here is the list of election hustings meetings we know about. We add more as we find out about them: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/General-Election-Hustings.pdf

General Election: the constituencies impacted by proposed London City Expansion

At least 25 constituencies will be affected. We detail how:

Barking: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Barking-and-Dagenham.pdf

Bermondsey and Old Southwark: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Southwark.pdf

Bethnal Green & Bow: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-impact-the-London-Borough-of-Tower-Hamlets.pdf

Camberwell & Peckham:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Southwark.pdf

Chingford & Woodford Green: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Redbridge.pdf

and http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-borough-of-Waltham-Forest.pdf

Dagenham & Rainham: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-Expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Havering.pdf

and
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Barking-and-Dagenham.pdf

Dulwich & West Norwood: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Lambeth.pdf

and
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Southwark.pdf

East Ham: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-impact-on-Newham.pdf

Eltham: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-expansion-will-impact-on-the-London-Borough-of-Greenwich.pdf

Erith and Thamesmead:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-expansion-will-impact-on-the-London-Borough-of-Greenwich.pdf

and http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Bexley.pdf

Greenwich and Woolwich:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-expansion-will-impact-on-the-London-Borough-of-Greenwich.pdf

Hornchurch and Upminster:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-Expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Havering.pdf

Ilford North:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Redbridge.pdf

Ilford South:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Redbridge.pdf

Lewisham Deptford: http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Expansion-will-impact-on-the-Borough-of-Lewisham.pdf

Lewisham East:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Expansion-will-impact-on-the-Borough-of-Lewisham.pdf

Lewisham West and Penge:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Expansion-will-impact-on-the-Borough-of-Lewisham.pdf

Old Bexley and Sidcup:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Bexley.pdf

Poplar & Limehouse:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-impact-the-London-Borough-of-Tower-Hamlets.pdf

Romford:
ttp://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-Expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Havering.pdf

Streatham:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Lambeth.pdf

Vauxhall:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Lambeth.pdf

Walthamstow:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-borough-of-Waltham-Forest.pdf

Wanstead & Leyton:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-borough-of-Waltham-Forest.pdf

and
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-affect-the-London-Borough-of-Redbridge.pdf

West Ham:
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/How-London-City-Airport-expansion-will-impact-on-Newham.pdf

Record number of local councils oppose London City expansion proposals

 19/10/19

The London City consultation closed yesterday. A record number of local authorities have objected to the expansion proposals in London City’s Master Plan. Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering and Lewisham have objected.  Never before has London City faced this level of opposition. The London Assembly has also objected.  We have not yet seen the responses from the Mayor of London or from Bexley, Greenwich or Barking and Dagenham.  We will put them up when we know them.

A final Master Plan is expected late 2019/early 2020, with a planning application on the proposals it wants to take forward submitted in Spring 2020.

For more details on the vibrant campaign against the expansion plans visit the site of our sister organisation HACAN East: www.hacaneast.org.uk 

Committee on Climate Change: growth needs to almost halve if aviation is to meet its climate targets by 2050

strictly embargoed until 00.01 24/9/19


The Committee on Climate Change(CCC), the Government’s official advisers, has said in a report out today that growth at UK airports needs to be almost half the predicted levels if aviation is to meet the government’s target of aviation being net-zero carbon by 2050.

The CCC, chaired by former Conservation minister Lord Deben, said, “In the absence of a true zero-carbon plane, demand cannot continue to grow unfettered over the long-term. Our scenario reflects a 25% growth in demand by 2050 compared to 2018 levels. This compares to current Government projections which are for up to a 49% increase in demand over the same period.”

It says that, if the growth currently planned for London’s airports went ahead, that would leave ‘at most very limited room for growth at non-London airports’.

The report explained, “The Government should assess its airport capacity strategy in the context of net zero. Specifically, investments will need to be demonstrated to make economic sense in a net-zero world and the transition towards it. Current planned additional airport capacity in London, including the third runway at Heathrow, is likely to leave at most very limited room for growth at non-London airports”.

The CCC comes up with a number of suggestions for managing demand: “Measures should be put in place to limit growth in demand to at most 25% above current levels by 2050. These could include carbon pricing, a frequent flyer levy, fiscal measures to ensure aviation is no under-taxed compared to other transport sectors (e.g. fuel duty, VAT), reforms to Air Passenger Duty, or management of airport capacity.”

John Stewart, chair of HACAN, the campaign group which gives a voice to residents under the Heathrow flight paths, said, “The big message of the report is that unfettered demand cannot continue.  The Committee on Climate Change is challenging the Government to find ways of managing demand.”

ENDS

Notes for Editors:

(1). Report
http://hacan.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Letter-to-Prime-Minister.pdf 

For more information:

John Stewart on 07957385650

Committee on Climate Change: UK growth needs to almost halve

24/9/19

The Committee on Climate Change(CCC), the Government’s official advisers, has said in a report out today that growth at UK airports needs to be almost half the predicted levels if aviation is to meet the government’s target of aviation being net-zero carbon by 2050.

The CCC, chaired by former Conservation minister Lord Deben, said, “In the absence of a true zero-carbon plane, demand cannot continue to grow unfettered over the long-term. Our scenario reflects a 25% growth in demand by 2050 compared to 2018 levels. This compares to current Government projections which are for up to a 49% increase in demand over the same period.”

It says that, if the growth currently planned for London’s airports went ahead, that would leave ‘at most very limited room for growth at non-London airports’.

The report explained, “The Government should assess its airport capacity strategy in the context of net zero. Specifically, investments will need to be demonstrated to make economic sense in a net-zero world and the transition towards it. Current planned additional airport capacity in London, including the third runway at Heathrow, is likely to leave at most very limited room for growth at non-London airports”.

The CCC suggests a number of measures to manage demand.

see full report https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/letter-international-aviation-and-shipping/?fbclid=IwAR02ATq1zfIerOiPGwQZav7C5qyb1TFz8tJVGWTu08JRlMv7aocfYc97Mjs

see HACAN press release: https://hacan.org.uk/?p=5829

see HACAN article on why electric planes may do little for noise: electric planes

London City’s new planes much less quiet than claimed

Evidence has emerged that the new quieter planes which London City is relying on to manage future noise levels if its controversial expansion plans go through are much less quiet in reality than it has forecast.

The evidence is in a study which London City commissioned but which it has not yet published:https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A15b51eb7-0f32-4d3c-9317-c01ea1fae5c1.

Here is the link to the press release our sister organisation HACAN East has released:  https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A3a311ceb-3bc0-4bb4-946c-b91ee2881089

Residents dismayed by London City plans to double flights

Residents are dismayed by the London City expansion revealed in its Master Plan published today.  The airport wants to lift the current cap of 111,000 flights allowed each year to 137,000 by 2030 and to 151,000 by 2035. Last year there were just over 75,000 flights.

 The airport also wants to get rid of the ban on flights between 12.30pm Saturday and 12,30pm on Sunday.  Additionally it is proposing that more flights are allowed to operate in the early morning and late evening.

 John Stewart, chair of HACAN East, which gives a voice to residents under the airport’s flight paths, said, “For all its green talk, this plan would be disastrous for residents.  Flight numbers could double from today’s levels.  And, to rub in the pain, the airport is looking to ease the restrictions at weekends and in the early morning and late evening.”

 The consultation ruins from 28th June to 20th September.

 London City would need to go to a Planning Inquiry to get permission for any proposals it intends to take forward.

Summary in HACAN East Newsletter

Our sister organisation HACAN East has produced a 3 page briefing to help people who want to respond to the consultation: briefing

HACAN East has also produced FREEPOST postcards which you can download and send to the airport if you object to the expansion proposals: postcard  or this one: postcard two 

Black and white versions black and white postcard or this one black and white postcard two

And here are posters to download and display: poster

And black and white version: poster black and white

Read our look at why London City is going for this expansion, plus an assessment of its strategy and whether it will succeed: article

Read draft Master Plan Summary: 

Read London City Press Release

For full details of the consultation: https://www.londoncityairport.com/corporate/consultation

 The full consultation document: https://assets.ctfassets.net/ggj4kbqgcch2/2mPk96XvzYbi3gJiSB6kbQ/8348be50e732fb0aa1daba2fb18b9516/p01-85_LCY_MP_Final_Reduced.pdfIs London City softening us up for expansion:  Read the HACAN East blog: click here

Breaking News:  16/08/19:  Campaigners have welcomed today’s call by Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz for London City to halt its consultation on expanding the airport until it provides more detail on how it plans to tackle noise and climate emissions.In a letter to City Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair the mayor called the consultation “fundmentally flawed.”

“The significance of this move by the mayor cannot be overstated.  Newham is the planning authority for the airport.  This letter throws down the gauntlet to the airport to come up with a Master Plan that works for residents and for the climate.”

Read the HACAN East press release: press release