Under The Flight Path

As the Ashes was played out down the road at the Oval cricket ground, I spent Sunday on a roof in Vauxhall, south London filming planes passing overhead, at a rate of one every two minutes. That means before the noise from one plane has totally diminished the next one is on its way over. And it is like that from about 5am, all day, everyday.

Vauxhall, roughly 14 miles from Heathrow, is a crossroads for flight paths for Heathrow and City airport. Campaign group HACAN ClearSkies are concerned about the constant noise pollution caused by the existing flight paths and the effect the third runway expansion at Heathrow and increased flights to City airport will have on the hundreds of thousands of residents who live directly under the flight path.

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