Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Airport pressure group to stage public meeting

Belfast City Airport is expected to come under further pressure to launch an independent inquiry into aircraft safety during a public meeting in east Belfast tonight.

Concerns about the noise of passing planes are also expected to top the agenda at the event in the Connswater Community Centre.

The meeting, organised by Belfast City Airport Watch, which represents residents in east and south Belfast and in north Down, comes after two householders narrowly escaped serious injury after tiles were apparently dislodged by low-flying aircraft.

“This is a really valuable opportunity for people in the affected parts of east Belfast to put their views on aircraft noise and safety to the politicians they have elected,” said the steering group’s chairman, Liz Fawcett.

“This really is the public’s chance to show their elected representatives that aircraft noise and safety are major issues which really matter to them.”

DUP, Alliance Party and PUP representatives are expected to address the meeting which starts at 7.30pm this evening.

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