This map, taken from Gatwick’s latest airspace consultation on route changes in the sky above us, shows the probable location of a plane ‘Superhighway’ leading to Gatwick Airport as described by the latest route change consultation. Ignore the ambiguous figures cited for ‘flights per day’ box top left because the colour coding does not correspond to the actual changes they want to implement. A concentrated stream of ALL airport arrivals from the south, more than 250 planes per day below 4000ft, will largely travel along the black line with a ‘noise shadow’ approx 2km wide as suggested by black chevrons of noise >60dB.
We believe that the proposals, although stated otherwise, are intended to maximise the approach path as far east as possible in order to accommodate another superhighway for a second runway.
LOCAL RESIDENTS HAVE UNTIL 14TH AUGUST TO PROTEST ABOUT THIS NEW SUPERHIGHWAY: http://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/aircraft-noise/consultations-and-schemes/airspace-consultation/airspace-consultation-documents/