As well as planning for a third runway, Heathrow airport has been consulting on future flight paths.
Current flightpaths follow a narrow east-west alignment. However, proposals published in January 2019 are for much wider envelopes, with the 2000 -3000 ft approach envelope including Raynes Park and Wimbledon. These proposed flight envelopes would contain the actual flight paths which will be determined after consultation this summer.
There already appears to be some changes in flight paths, possibly testing different paths, with many planes passing overhead on easterly take-offs from Heathrow and larger aircraft  quite low overhead. However changes to flight paths will be much greater when the third runway is in use which could result in 47 flights per hour i[over our area at a height of 2000 to 3000 feet.
If you would like to register a complaint about current aircraft noise you can do so by emailing, or comment online here.  If you e-mail we suggest you copy this to our MP (
We are advised that complaints about specific incidents that are particularly noisy or after 11.30pm, by which time departures should finish, might be the most effective.  RAWW sent a response to the consultation as did other organisations and individuals.  All complaints will be responded to within 5 working days.
A statutory consultation regarding Heathrow's expansion plans will take place 18 June- 13 Sept 2019.
Aircraft Noise