About

HACAN South East is a campaign group aiming to get relief from overhead plane noise and pollution from too many planes crossing South and East London

Anyone living under a flight path will tell you one thing: it’s plane hell. For residents of Camberwell, Oval, Kennington, Brockwell, Stockwell, Dulwich and many other areas in South London it’s fast becoming a nightmare.

HACAN South East is the result of the campaign known as Plane Hell  collaborating with both the anti-3rd runway group, HACAN  and the HACANEast group, who are anti-expansion at London City Airport. HACAN South East is not against people flying, but objects to intensive noise created by concentrated flight paths that we argue are not necessary.

The Plane Hell campaign, started in 2016,  was born in response to local residents noticing an increase in the number of planes flying over a particular part of Camberwell, almost without a break, and starting as early as 4.30am.

HACAN South East aims to …..

  • Enable residents to achieve at least 7 hours sleep, the minimum recommended by WHO (World Health Organisation) for good health, and ban all flights between 11pm – 6am (better still 7am).
  • Ensure any remaining night routes avoid populated areas to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise.
  • Keep aircraft higher for longer by utilising Continuous Descent Approaches which reduce noise because they require less engine thrust.
  • An end to flight path concentration over residential areas.
  • Stop the impact on mental and physical health caused by aircraft noise and aircraft pollution flying low over residential areas and keep planes above 6000 feet.
  • Ensure aircraft noise reduction for all flights under 6000 feet.