Support grows for night flight restrictions at Edinburgh Airport

Early results from a residents’ survey, conducted by Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine, show overwhelming support for restrictions on additional night flights at Edinburgh Airport.

Less than a week after its launch more than 600 people have already responded with 75 per cent of those living near the airport and under the flight path supporting some kind of restriction.

While there are currently no restrictions at Edinburgh, other major UK airports, such as Stanstead, already have limits in place.

Ms Jardine said:

“This high response clearly indicates that this is an important issue for residents around the airport.

“Although seventy-five percent of responders so far support restrictions on additional night flights at the airport, we will not know until the end of this coming week what the final picture is.

“If there is still clear support for restrictions, I would hope that the airport will take action itself without the need for regulation.”

A motion by Liberal Democrats Councillors to Edinburgh City Council supporting night time restrictions was yesterday (Thursday 15/03/18) passed unanimously.

The survey will results will be submitted to the airport, which is currently conducting similar consultation, but which does not specifically mention night traffic.

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