Helicopter Noise

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2526
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

An increase in helicopter flights in and out of the London Heliport in Battersea is having an adverse effect on the quality of residents' lives in Carshalton, in terms of noise and air pollution.

Are you able to use your statutory planning powers, through your London Plan, to restrict the amount and flight path of Heliport traffic?

Answer

Answer for Helicopter Noise

Answer for Helicopter Noise

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. My London Plan policy opposing further heliport development (unless for emergency vehicles) is concerned with future planning applications and cannot help in this situation.