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'Stacking' at Heathrow must be cut, say MPs

A report from the Commons Transport Committee has stated that in order for the third runway at Heathrow Airport to be built, the process of 'stacking' - where planes queue up to land - needs to be eliminated.

Recently, the third runway at Heathrow was given the go ahead and, if built, opens a window to help reduce unrestrained stacking.

The report also declares that noise levels and aircraft numbers over national beauty spots should be curbed. Committee chairman, Louise Ellman, said: "Tranquility is a key factor in sensitive areas such as national parks. Currently guidance appears to allow unchecked increases in aviation activity over these years."

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