Flights will stack up to keep the peace

HUNDREDS more planes a day are set to fill Suffolk air space – with one area being used as an overflow holding stack, The Evening Star reveals today. A ten-mile wide air traffic corridor above us already brings at least 60 jets into Suffolk skies every day - and soon there will be hundreds more.

HUNDREDS more planes a day are set to fill Suffolk air space – with one area being used as an overflow holding stack, The Evening Star can reveal today.

What has been greeted as one piece of good news for those campaigning against Stansted Airport's plans to expand and preserve Constable Country is alarming for the people of Ipswich and its surrounds – and what is worse, we were not even told about it in advance.

Today, MP Sir Michael Lord has written to Civil Aviation Authority chairman Sir Roy McNulty to demand to know what is happening in the skies above his constituency.

Already used by at least 60 passenger and freight aircraft each day, it is not surprising the Romeo 77 air corridor is also known as the A14 of the skies.

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