Windsor is located near Heathrow Airport, which is one of the reasons why it’s such as popular location for tourists and business travellers. However, with the convenience comes a little aircraft noise on days when the wind blows in an Easterly direction. Now, news has come that the introduction of a third runway at Heathrow could reduce the amount of low-flying taking place over Windsor.

A new Airspace and Future Operations consultation has been launched at the airport to discuss the issues surrounding the third runway. One of the possibilities being discussed is that flights into the airport could use all three runways throughout the day, meaning an end to all-day flights over Windsor.

One anti-noise pollution campaigner said that the plans to change how Heathrow uses its runways amounts to a ‘near-revolution’ in the airport’s flight paths.

Additionally, the consultation is also going to talk about the extension of the gap in night flights in and out of the airport to ensure a longer gap overnight.

Although most Windsor residents say they no longer notice the aircraft noise, the news that it could be reduced may please some people visiting Windsor.

Heathrow’s executive director for expansion, Emma Gilthorpe, stated: “We are committed to delivery expansion responsibly and putting the needs of local communities at the heart of our growth plans.”