A timely new report – short and illustrated – from HACAN outlines the economic, environmental and social case against the expansion of Heathrow.
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Read the report
New Report reveals how aircraft noise has spread.
“The plane traffic continues unabatedly. Strange as it sounds, but we are dreading the idea of living with open windows when summer approaches”. And they live over 15 miles from Heathrow.
Read more of the residents’ stories.
Vauxhall: Almost 20 miles from Heathrow. Up to 40 planes an hour
And they live over 15 miles from Heathrow.
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The new report, commissioned by HACAN from the respected Dutch economists CE Delft, has found that a night flight ban before 6am could benefit the national economy by as much as £860 million over a 10 year period.
The big savings would be in the monetary costs associated with sleep deprivation. Because of the huge number of people living under the Heathrow night flight path, these savings could be expected to outweigh any loss of income to the aviation industry.
CE Delft argues that the national economy would only be harmed if none of the passengers who currently arrive on the flights before 6am failed to transfer to flights arriving at other times. If that were to take place, the national economy could lose up to £35 million over a 10 year period, but the report states that the chances of that happening are “highly unlikely”.
John Stewart, Chair of HACAN, said, “We commissioned this report to test out the claims that a night flight ban would damage the economy. Its dramatic findings destroy the last remaining argument for night flights”.
The launch of the report marks the start of a campaign by HACAN to get a ban on night flights between 11pm and 6am when the new night flight regime is introduced in 2014.
Later this year the Government is expected to consult on a new night flight regime at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick. The current agreement with the airlines comes to an end in October 2014.
Read the full report in PDF format.
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Read the basic information on night flights in PDF format.
Find out how night flights damage our health in PDF format.
Read people’s stories in PDF format.
Heathrow Airport challenged the report we commissioned from CE Delft in a report it submitted to the Department for Transport. Here you can read CE Delft’s rebuttal of the CE Delft Report in PDF format.