Last year, Glasgow Airport's flight path consultation was scrapped due to new legislation that the UK Government wanted the airport to follow: and many residents in East Dunbartonshire will have been wondering, what happens next?
The airport has now begun a new Airspace Change Proposal consultation; following a new regulatory process (known as CAP 1616), and local MP Jo Swinson is pleased to see that this includes community engagement requirements.
Work has already begun to define the principles by which Glasgow Airport must design the airport’s arrival and departure routes; and representatives from local community councils, East Dunbartonshire Council and Jo Swinson MP’s office have been included in these workshops.
If you would like to find out more about the Airspace Modernisation Strategy which is driving the changes, have a look at: www.glasgowairport.com/airspace and https://www.caa.co.uk/News/New-Airspace-Modernisation-Strategy-launched-to-overhaul-UK-airspace/.
Commenting, Jo said:
“The fact that representatives of communities ‘on the ground’ have been included at this early stage is already a sign of better engagement by the airport this time around.
“The public consultation is not due to take place until 2021, by which point the potential route options will be designed and ready for wider review. However, in the meantime, I’ll be sure to keep emphasising to Glasgow Airport that the impact of any changes on communities affected must be considered, and that engagement with local people should be carried out in a clear, transparent and timely manner.”