Tower Hamlets has joined neighbouring borough Redbridge in opposing expansion of London City Airport.
The move, which was made to restrict noise disturbance to those living on noisy flight paths in Poplar, Bow, and the Isle of Dogs, came after a council vote last Wednesday.
In July this year, the borough of Newham, where London City Airport is based, voted to allow an increase in air traffic to 120,000 aircraft movements a year, a 50% rise compared with 2006.
But Tower Hamlets will make it known that they oppose further expansion, and residents are being encouraged to make their views known during London City Airport’s ongoing consultation, the Noise Action Plan 2009 – 14.
Labour Councillor Marc Francis said it was important to respond by highlighting the nuisance inflicted upon residents.
“We are actively seeking the views of residents about this issue to inform the Council’s response to the consultation,” he said.