Birmingham Airport – runway extension

The proposed new aircraft departure routes differ from the current ones by the removal of the existing 20 degree turn towards Knowle; consequently aircraft will pass further away from Knowle than at present. The Knowle Society believes that the changes are beneficial to Knowle and will be responding positively to the changes in writing.

The existing departure routes for airport runway 15 to the South have been reviewed in order to comply with Civil Aviation Authority requirements. Consultation has been carried out with representatives from local communities, including The Knowle Society, over a number of months, culminating in airport representatives holding a series of meetings in the local communities affected.