SAEN, STOP AIRPORT EXPANSION and NOISE
SAEN is a local group of residents that works to stop further expansion of Southend Airport and minimise the adverse impacts expanded operations are causing:
- We examine and respond to the many new planning applications made;
- We fight to secure proper financial compensation for loss of value of property; and
- We undertake a range of work to expose the failure of the local councils to adequately protect residents from the noise and other disruption caused by this callous development.
JAAP (Joint Area Action Plan) public consultation
The public consultation has now closed with a large number of objections registered which have shown the JAAP to be irrational, in contradiction of other government policies and a comprehensive policy failure.
We will now press for a full public inquiry; something the two councils have refused the public for years. We will press this with the Secretary of State and look again at our legal options if government refuses the public the right to independent scrutiny of what is probably the largest and most profound planning decision ever taken by the two local councils.
Stobart interim annual report published
Residents will be very concerned to read 3 references (pages 5, 16 & 36) in the company’s interim report to the airport’s capacity for 5 million passengers. We are taking this up with local councillors.
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Airports have “Compulsory Purchase” Powers
The JAAP public consultation is now open and runs to 10th April. This covers a range of issues in connection with ongoing expansion at the airport. So it is vital that people comment upon the issues of concern to them. Here are some useful links to the council’s website and other pages that may help you. The council one can be confusing and has a lot of reference pages. The SAEN controlled pages will be updated as we refine or obtain new information: -
COMPLAINTS ABOUT NOISE
We have strong evidence that complaints to London Southend Airport about noise are not being registered as such and councillors are not aware of the scale of the misery being caused by expanded operations. There is evidence that initial complaints are being recorded as “comments” if people do not answer certain points from the airport.
London Southend Airport has recently changed to an online complaints procedure which now prevents people from copying their complaints to us. We feel that this is unfair as you will have no way of knowing how many of your complaints have been logged. With this in mind we have lunched our own on line “Complaints Form” and we would urge you to use this to complain, as it will also help us to keep a record of how many complaints there actually are!
COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY
We have now held three packed meetings on compensation and have assisted with the formation of an ever-growing group of people who have asked to be represented by a professional surveyor or solicitor to gain compensation for the loss of value to their homes
The 1973 Land Compensation Act requires that London Southend Airport (LSA) pay compensation to local residents for loss of value to property as a result of the increase in operations at the airport. If you live close to the runway your property will almost certainly have declined in value. It is therefore essential that you seek professional advice about claiming the money you are owed by LSA. It may be that other residents living over 1 mile from the airport may also find that their homes have declined in value, so professional advice should be sought by those who are impacted by noise and other nuisance by the airport. Please note that the Act does not allow for compensation for nuisance, it only provides for payment of compensation for loss of value of property that noise and nuisance cause.
Early indications suggest that around 2000 homes have lost between 10% and 15% of value. On an average property that is equivalent to between £25,100 and £37,700 but there are some properties which have lost a lot more. There may also be around 2500 properties that have lost between 5% and 10% of value.
If you want to become a compensation group member, please click here and complete our new form Become a Compensation Member. It takes just a few short moments and will help you to fight for compensation for this matter in an informed manner.
A number of surveyors and solicitors specialising in compensation have approached
local residents, offering to act on a no win-no fee basis. In order to assist people to make an informed decision SAEN organised three public meetings at which a surveyors gave talks on the legislation and the process for obtaining compensation. A transcript of those meetings are now available “HERE” but please note that it was difficult to make out precisely what was said, particularly by those in the hall asking questions.
Please do not delay with this matter. It is important that you either join with others to form a group seeking compensation or make your own claim for compensation.
Join SAEN now, the more members we have, the greater the voice we will have in fighting to restore the quality of life we used to enjoy.
Please click here and complete our new form Become a SAEN Member.
WE WILL FIGHT TO STOP ANY FURTHER EXPANSION, TO ABOLISH NIGHT FLIGHTS, TO DELAY EARLY MORNING FLIGHTS UNTIL A MORE REASONABLE HOUR, TO FIGHT AGAINST THE INEVITABLE INCREASE IN ROAD TRAFFIC, TO FIGHT AGAINST THE INCREASE IN AIR POLLUTION AND WE WILL ADVISE ON COMPENSATION CLAIMS.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! SAY NO TO MORE NOISE & AIR POLLUTION.
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