The first heat map shows arrivals into Gatwick in 2010.
The second heat map shows arrivals into Gatwick in 2014
The maps show a five-fold increase in direct overflight of the High Weald Councils Aviation Action Group area from averagely 5 planes a day to 25 planes a day. Residents will be highly disturbed by flights at least 300 metres on each side, from hearing a couple of planes an hour to averagely putting up with 175 very disturbing aircraft a day.
The High Weald Councils Aviation Action Group policy document states:
Maximum Respite: Advocating the introduction of a policy that offers maximum respite for all communities and individuals affected, and is based upon geography rather than size of population. It should include:
- The provision of a programme of planned rolling respite for all blighted communities
- The abandonment of the current policy, which unfairly targets rural areas, areas of tranquillity and areas of low-density population by concentrating flight paths over them.