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Welcome to the website of the Lydd Airport Action Group (LAAG). LAAG represents people who are opposed to the expansion of Lydd Airport.

Press Release 18 June 2018

Proposed Flight Path Changes

Lydd Airport Action Group (LAAG) LAAG has written to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) requesting a fresh noise assessment in light of Lydd Airport’s proposal to make changes to the existing runway 21 Instrument Approach Procedures. Read Full Press Release

How the Expansion Will Affect Romney Marsh

Lydd Airport Action Group (LAAG) believes Lydd Airport is not a suitable site for a regional airport. It is situated less than 3 miles from the Dungeness Nuclear Complex, less than 2 miles from the Lydd military range and approximately 8 miles from the Hythe military range. The airport is also surrounded by fragile natural habitats protected under European and UK laws and located under one of the main migratory bird routes in the South of England. The extended runway is only 600m from the Greatstone primary school.

Flight Path Maps

CAA ILS Flight Path Map
NDB Flight Path Map
Simplified Landing Flight Path Map
CAA Take Off Flight Paths Map
Simplified Takeoff Map

Noise Reporting

It is important to report the noise of the aircraft over Lydd Airport.

Please go here on how to do this.

Map showing the distance of the runway from Greatstone Primary School
Click on the maps to view them

In April 2013 the government approved Lydd Airport’s planning application and soon after LAAG lodged its High Court Appeal to overturn the decision. The government rates the creation of 135 jobs by 2026 - which is less than the number created by a modest super market - over crucial environmental and nuclear safety issues. 

Plane Crazy 1

The large scale expansion of Lydd Airport will damage the unique natural habitats on Romney Marsh and urbanise this important rural area. The development is also dangerous. The introduction of heavy aircraft such as the Boeing 737raises the probability of an aircraft accident at the Dungeness nuclear power complex leading to a serious radiological release to unacceptably high levels. The government has chosen to ignore this evidence.
    Find out more about the dangers

Plane Crazy 2

If Lydd Airport’s development proceeds, no other regional airport in Europe and possibly the world will be as close to a nuclear power complex.  

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