Edinburgh Airport launches public consultation on new plans for flights over Fife

Edinburgh Airport launches public consultation on new plans for flights over Fife

A Kirkcaldy MP is urging residents in coastal communities from Limekilns to Aberdour to make their voices heard on a brand-new flight path proposal. Edinburgh Airport launched a four-week public consultation on Friday after drawing up new plans for flights crossing the skies over Fife – but the exercise omits a public meeting. The revised E7a route – which replaces E7 – will mainly affect communities in Dalgety Bay, Inverkeithing and North Queensferry. Initial impact assessments suggest flight heights have been lowered and the turning circle has been increased, which will result in more households being affected.

However, it appears flight number projections have been reduced to an estimated 47 flights per day by 2024. Lesley Laird, member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, said: “The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has clearly asked Edinburgh airport to look again at their proposals.

Read more at: https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/mp-calls-for-public-meeting-on-flight-path-plans-1-4746258

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