High hopes after TUTUR flight plath meeting

An agreement has been reached with Edinburgh Airport
An agreement has been reached with Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport has agreed to look at other options following the TUTUR flight path trial after a meeting with MSP Fiona Hyslop.

Airport management met with the Linlithgow MSP who showed them results of a street by street survey, carried out in summer 2015, of areas affected by the trialled flight path.

She said: “I was pleased to hear Gordon Dewar and his head of communications, Gordon Robertson, confirm that they will look at other options after seeing the results from my flight path survey.

“There is still a long way to go to persuade Edinburgh Airport of the need for attentions to TUTUR, but some progress was made and the meeting was constructive.”

The survey showed that almost 83 per cent of people said they had noticed a change in noise levels from aircrafts since June.

Of that 83 per cent, more than half described the noise level as intrusive or worse.

The Linlithgow Gazette understands that Edinburgh Airport does not agree with claims that there was more noise than before. However, it accepts the pattern of use of routes can vary over time.

The trialled route was stopped early at the end of last year after the public voiced concerns at the noise levels.

An Edinburgh Airport spokesman said: “We intend to publish a report on the findings of our flight path trial in the very near future.”