On 9th January, Sir David Amess tabled four Parliamentary Questions regarding London Southend Airport. Following a significant amount of correspondence from residents regarding multiple issues, Sir David asked the Secretary of State about noise pollution, emissions, the adequacy of current restrictions and how the S106 Agreement could be amended.
The Southend MP has been working hard to address these issues in recent months but decided that in addition to his current efforts, further action needed to be taken. Responses to the four questions are expected in the coming week, and Sir David has said that he will carefully read the answers before deciding what actions to take.
Commenting on the questions, Sir David said “more and more people are contacting me to express their displeasure and frustration at aircraft operations at Southend Airport. Whether it be the Amazon night flights, Charlie Taxiway or the general increase in traffic because of Ryan Air. The airport is an important part of our community, but more must be done to consider the cost of this expansion for residents who have lived in the area for decades or have moved to Southend recently. I hope that these Parliamentary Questions will go some way to achieving the progress that is so desperately needed.”