Response to airport take-off changes

Following an extra take-off route having been suggested, the Society has responded further (see copy of letter attached below) to the recent consultation. This additional route reinstates a version of the ‘Hampton Turn’ and would have the effect of aircraft leaving the airport flying closer to Knowle than our preferred suggested route. We have re-emphasised our support for the ‘straight-on’ route.

Airport take-off changes May 2013

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.

Parking in Knowle – changes afoot!

The Society has invited Paul Tovey from SMBC to give us a short presentation on SMBC’s strategy for introducing ticketed free parking and charging in Knowle (and across Solihull). This will be followed by comments and questions.

Monday 25th February at Knowle Village Hall from 8.00-9.30pm. Doors will open at 7.30pm.

May we remind you that the hall will only accommodate 200, so it will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

(This is part of the public consultation process and is quite separate from the Kimberley Development’s planning application for a Waitrose store.)

Public Consultation re parking in Knowle

Airport Consultation

We have received notification of a public consultation about proposed flight path changes at Birmingham Airport and believe that this will be of interest to our members. This will be held in the Village Hall:
Monday 21st January 1000-1200
Monday 28th January 1900-2100

The poster has not reproduced well on this website so the text is repeated below.

Public consultation

In order to make use of the extended runway, Birmingham Airport is consulting on two Airspace Change Proposals. The first is regarding the proposed new arrival procedures for aircraft landing onto runway 33 i.e. landing from the South) and the second concerns the proposed new departure procedures for aircraft taking off from runway 15, – i.e. towards the South.

These proposed new procedures are the subject
of public consultation.

To supplement the public consultation information, we are holding a series of ‘roadshows’ and will be visiting your area as below:
Village Hall, Knowle

Monday 21st January 1000-1200
Monday 28th January 1900-2100

Full details of the proposals are available on our
or call 0121 767 7433 to request a hard copy

Airport consultation – Knowle