SO the residents of Hampton-in-Arden are whinging about aircraft noise again! Thanks to the so-called ‘Hampton Turn’ those of us who weren’t so affected now are. And I suspect because there are probably more councillors, pilots and air traffic controllers living in Hampton, that’s why it came about in the first place.
If you look at the map supplied by Birmingham Airport it is obvious that around half of Hampton is out of the Runway 15 take-off corridor, that is no aircraft directly over. However to achieve that all of Catherine de Barnes and part of Knowle is directly under! And departing aircraft over the last few years are much nearer the south of the corridor than the north, where Hampton is. Never mind improving the lot of Hampton-in-Arden residents, give them back some of the take-offs we’ve got!
Richard Taylor, via e-mail.