No MORE Stansted call
WAKE up Suffolk - before it's too late.That's The Evening Star's call to action today as we reveal the county is revealed as under siege from more and more noisy jets flying .
WAKE up Suffolk - before it's too late.
That's The Evening Star's call to action today as we reveal the county is revealed as under siege from more and more noisy jets flying .
Britain's great love affair with cheap flights is taking shape in the skies here - more than 50 miles away from Stansted.
Tonight an Evening Star investigation highlights the boom and the likely future if the airport is allowed to expand, leading us to say No More Stansted!
Our inquiries show:
Once-tranquil Suffolk has become the front-line of the cheap flights industry. In some parts of the county jets are now flying minute-by-minute. And the future looks set for jet numbers to more than double.
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The Evening Star, with its proud tradition of campaigning journalism - including Ambulance Watch which led to wholesale changes at the East Anglian Ambulance Trust, now adds No More Stansted to its ongoing Air Fare crusade.
What we've found - in the week a piece from an aircraft plummeted to the ground in Suffolk will shock and annoy all but those with a rose-tinted view of cheap air travel.
Suffolk has been targeted for rapid air expansion without any public consultation.
Our councils have done little or nothing to protect us.
The CAA has simply plonked huge numbers of jets into Suffolk airspace.
The Felixstowe peninsula and a corridor through the Shotley down the A12 towards Stansted is taking jets 24/7 and often at rates of one a minute.
The CAA doesn't even know how many jets are travelling across Suffolk skies - our country's protection agency hasn't got a clue of numbers!
Stansted airport bosses only appears to be concerned about its immediate neighbourhood.
We're taking traffic from Luton, City and other London airports as well as some in the Midlands.
Tranquil Suffolk will be lost forever - unless we act now.