Slough Express

Stricter rules required on night flight noise


We all live close to Heathrow.

We would all like to sleep at night.

But when a recent flight from Lyon in France started its flight at 23:00 (our time), for a 1 hour 40 minute flight, it was always obvious that it would reach Heathrow well past midnight, and overfly Windsor – waking us all up.

When it did arrive, it took the noise level in Windsor from 38 decibels up to 68 decibels. A 30 decibel noise spike.

It is the change of noise level that wakes people up.

The review of night flights has been kicked into the long grass.

This is just one more example of why we need stronger restrictio­ns regarding Heathrow and night flights.

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