Plane Superhighway Route over Tunbridge Wells in West Kent – to be imposed any time from August of this year

Plane Superhighway Route over Tunbridge Wells in West Kent

Black line shows Gatwick’s preferred aeroplane route with chevrons indicating 2km ‘noise shadow’ of sound >60dB, which is larger when planes turn. Most of the airport’s planes will arrive via this route. That is about 350 planes per day at peak between 06:00 and 11:00hrs and 250 planes per day on average most of the year (with prevailing westerly wind). That’s an average of one plane every two and a half minutes. Some direct eastern flights across Tonbridge, especially at night, will still fly and especially once new flight routes to City and Stanstead Airports are finalised.

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