A Welcome Motion
A motion requesting the Mayor of London to review the decision by Newham Council to support a 50% increase in flights at London City Airport was unanimously supported by a cross party majority at the GLA. The motion raised concerns that flight path changes across many East London Boroughs would worsen the quality of lives of 100,000’s of residents, many of which already suffer considerably as a result of aircraft noise and air pollution.
Liberal Democrats Parliamentary candidate for Leyton and Wanstead, Cllr Farooq Qureshi has welcomed the success of the GLA motion.
Cllr Qureshi said: “We have been working with Fight the Flights (FTF) to oppose the expansion of London City Airport and its detrimental impact on the residents of Leyton and Wanstead. We hope that the Mayor of London will put pressure on London City Airport and Newham Council, who granted planning permission for the increase of flights, to review the expansion and the changes in flight paths.