Molesey Conservatives call for aircraft noise respite

Molesey Conservatives were pleased that Heathrow Airport took up its suggestion to hold one of its consultation events locally. Held at Imber Court in early February, it enabled residents to raise concerns about aircraft noise and comment on plans for a third runway.

Steve Bax and Paul Wood, candidates for Molesey East and Molesey West wards respectively, attended with Dominic Raab MP. They discussed noise levels over Molesey and air quality - the need for clear limits and independent monitoring.

Aircraft are switching to a system of precision navigation and decisions must be made on whether to concentrate or spread out the routes. These changes will happen irrespective of the airport expansion. The local Conservative position is that the noise burden must be shared, not concentrated over our area.

The consultation runs until March 29 at www.heathrowconsultation.com

Pictured from left to right: East Molesey & Esher county councillor Peter Szanto, Paul Wood, Dominic Raab MP, Steve Bax and Molesey Conservatives chairman Terence Alexander