HACAN ClearSkies started life in the 1960s as KACAN - Kew Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise. Within 10 years the acronym altered and they became HACAN - Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise.
Both organisations always recognised that Heathrow has a contribution to make to the national economy, and to the London's local economy. They have never opposed Heathrow per se. Their aim has been to represent the concerns of the residents under the flight paths and around the airport.
HACAN became HACAN ClearSkies in 1999/2000 as aircraft noise became a serious problem for the first time in areas of London and the Thames Valley much further away from Heathrow. People are troubled by aircraft noise who live over 20 miles from the airport. There was a change in the way the aircraft were brought into land in 1996, bringing noise to these new areas. This was done in secret, without consultation or warning with the local councils or the local communities.
The parish council is represented by Councillors Brenner and Jarrett
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