| NIGHT FLIGHTS - MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN QUICKLY
The Government wants to allow 40% more night flights at Stansted Airport by 2012 and, as a local community, we need to say loud and clear that this is simply not acceptable. This proposed increase directly contradicts the Government's promise in the 2003 Air Transport White Paper to 'bear down' on the problem of night noise from aircraft operations.
The increase is being put forward as part of an important consultation on night flights at London's airports. You can respond to this consultation by email and we strongly encourage you to do so before the closing date of 16 September.
Your email could simply cut and copy the words below - or you could personalize as you see fit - and then just send it to: email@example.com
You might also want to encourage friends, family and neighbours to respond.
Further information on the consultation and SSE's own (summary and full) response is available from our website on the Night Flights main page.
Ensure your voice is heard and don't let the Government put planes before people.
I am firmly opposed to your proposal for a 40 per cent increase (i.e. from actual figures for the year ending March 2005) in the number of night flights at Stansted by 2012 which directly contradicts the Government's promise in the 2003 Air Transport White Paper to 'bear down' on night noise from aircraft operations.
This in fact represents a growth rate that is 50 per cent higher than even BAA is predicting for overall (day and night) flights.
The people living in the communities around Stansted Airport should not be forced to suffer loss of sleep. It is the duty of the Government to reduce the current problem of aircraft noise at night and not to allow it to become worse as proposed.
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