HACAN East is the successor body to Fight the Flights which mounted a four year campaign to prevent permission being given for a 50% increase in flights using City Airport.
HACAN East is a sister organisation to HACAN, the long-standing organisation which represents people under the Heathrow flight paths – www.hacan.org.uk
HACAN East argues that noise and air pollution levels in the area are already unacceptable. It opposed the recent permission for a 50% increase in the number of planes using the City Airport, permitting 120,000 planes to use it each year.
HACAN East is part of the wider environmental movement which argues that the growth of aviation needs to be curbed if we are to conquer climate change.
HACAN East recognizes that airports can bring jobs and help the economy but questions whether the economic benefits of City Airport outweighs the blight it causes.