Michael Cautiously Welcomes Night Flight Proposals

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Sir Michael Fallon MP has cautiously welcomed Government proposals on night flight restrictions for Gatwick airport.

His comments anticipate the release of the Department of Transport’s Airspace Modernisation consultation document later this month.

The proposals on the Government’s role in setting noise controls at Gatwick airport from October 2017 to 2022 have been outlined in a consultation document called Night Flight Restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, published earlier this year.

Michael said: ‘This report contains several proposals that I hope will be introduced as soon as possible. Measures such as noise quotas could lead to improvement for everyone. But I remain concerned about any changes that would lead to more of my constituents being affected by noise. I will continue to make representations in any future consultation.’

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