Concern over aircraft noise at Lickfold

JPCT 131114 S14510129x  Arora Hotel, Southgate Avenue, Crawley. Sally Pavey, Brendan Sewill and others at the meeting in front of Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies  taking evidence concerning Gatwick Airports proposal to build a new runway. -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141216-111135001
JPCT 131114 S14510129x Arora Hotel, Southgate Avenue, Crawley. Sally Pavey, Brendan Sewill and others at the meeting in front of Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies taking evidence concerning Gatwick Airports proposal to build a new runway. -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-141216-111135001

LICKFOLD residents are planning a petition after growing concern over the increase in commercial air traffic to Gatwick above the village.

Several villagers attended Lodsworth Parish Council to raise their concerns, saying noise used to be rare before the summer but now aeroplanes were flying over from 6am until late in the evening.

They said the flights are more easterly and westerly which suggested to them that they were heading to Gatwick rather than Heathrow or Farnborough.

Parish council chairman Caroline Neville said it was imperative that people join together to flight proposals from Gatwick for changing flight patterns.

The parish council is to back Lickfold residents in their fight against increasing noise.