This week saw the start of new flight paths from Dublin Airport following a ‘review’ from Dublin Airport Authority.
The change came on the back of a warning letter being issued to the DAA by Fingal County Council for the use of flight paths which were in clear breach of planning permission for the new North Runway.
On the back of that review, a new flight path which was deemed to be closer to planning permission was designed.
The change sees all aircraft off the North Runway travel at a 30degree angle north. It brings aircraft directly over a national school and a rural village.
Cllr Ian Carey said:
“It’s shameful to see what the DAA and the IAA are doing. After decades of work in preparation for the new north runway, public consultation, noise maps prepared, insulation schemes initiated, all that has just been thrown out the window. Everything that the community was told about the impact of the new runway was totally wrong. People who built and bought houses after being told there would be little or no impact on them are finding out they are in an area of the hightest impact with no explanation of why, no transparency and no engagement whatsoever.
“The DAA and the IAA need to correct their flight paths so they are exactly in line with what was contained in the planning permission.”