Angry neighbors say that their lives have turned into a nightmare after a renewal of the airport has resulted in as many as 50 jets a day taxing for taking off – at the bottom of their gardens.
One retired, June Marchant, claimed that she no longer had barbecues in her otherwise picturesque garden because of the thundering engines of planes looming above her picturesque bungalow, she also said she should & pause the TV until the plane is over & # 39 ;.
Alex and June Carr are also the ones suffering after a revamp from Southend Airport in Essex. Their attempts to get some peace and quiet on their lawn, ruined by the sight of huge passenger planes passing by just a few meters away.
They have been living in the house for 28 years, two doors from Mrs. Marchant, but say that the & vapors even force us to go out for the day & # 39 ;.
They live in a row of houses, right next to a new taxi lane, which smokes every day at 6 am and 11 pm with smoke and noise from aircraft.
Alex and June Carr in their garden that extends to Southend Airport in Essex. The Carrs and their neighbors say that a renewal of the airport has ruined their peace and quiet
Janet Marchant lived in a bungalow – built by her grandfather in 1953 – next to Southend airport in Essex for seven years without major problems, but now she says she has had enough and wants to change.
She says that the constant noise and smell of fumes from the plane have made her and her neighbors' lives on Wells Avenue a misery and even claims to make her partner sick.
She said the peace is disturbed by an airplane that values every 20 minutes at her home.
Retired Newsboy Mrs. Marchant said: “You can't have a conversation with anyone in the garden because you can't hear them and when we're inside with the door closed, we have to pause the TV until the plane is over.
# We are worried about our grandchildren living around and the pleasure of having people for barbecues has been ruined.
& # 39; I love my garden and used to do a lot of gardening, but now it's all spoiled by the noise and smell. & # 39;
Mrs. Marchant also said she was worried about the damage it would cause to the value of her house: & # 39; Don't worry if you look at a house and there is a huge plane at the bottom of the garden. & # 39;
She added: & # 39; Every plane is legitimate but it is annoying, is it morally correct? I don't know what to do, I did everything. & # 39;
An easyJet aircraft passes the runway while Mr. and Mrs. Carry enjoy their otherwise pleasant backyard
Mrs. Marchant says the problem started in November 2017 when the airport – which has existed in various forms since 1914 – is its & # 39; Charlie Taxiway & # 39; has rehabilitated the route used for planes taking off from the eastern runway.
One morning Mrs. Marchant opened her curtains and said to her partner: & # 39; there is a bloody big ray in our yard! & # 39;
Mrs. Marchant said: “The pollution and odor is terrible and it is really noisy.
& # 39; My partner's breathing is not so good now and my neighbors say that at certain times of the day they cannot sit outside or open their windows.
& # 39; Yesterday, about 10 had passed and people were waiting for about 10 minutes before it took off and it was incredibly noisy.
& # 39; It may not be good for your health.
& # 39; We are not against the airport, but this is the most convenient and cheapest option for the airport.
Janet Marchant in her garden in the tail fin of a Ryanair plan (left) and the Marchands as an airplane flies by
Mrs. Marchant recently received a letter from the airport telling her to stop complaining about the noise, claiming she was not allowed to complain.
& # 39; Last month I could not post complaints online through their website, but I am not stopping, I have done everything to stop this & # 39 ;, she said.
In a statement, Southend Airport said Mrs. Marchant was suspended, not banned, and & # 39; the decision was made by the ACC, not by the & # 39 ;.
She said that the planes are often kept close to her garden and that the back propulsion causes noise and fumes again when starting off.
The problem is expected to get worse as the summer season approaches and the airport gets busier.
Aerial view of Southend airport with the row of houses at the bottom
A Southend Airport spokesperson said: & London's Southend Airport is very proud of its long history of having been an airport since 1914 and the important positive role it plays in the community.
& # 39; We appreciate that the properties on Wells Avenue are built close to the Charlie Taxiway and are currently in contact with residents through quarterly meetings and actively active to reduce noise pollution.
& # 39; The airport has ambitious plans for growth and will continue to work closely with the CAA to ensure that the airport remains safe and environmentally responsible for all our stakeholders.
& # 39; We have registered and investigated more than 430 individual complaints and found that the aircraft in question was operating normally, legitimately and within the operational framework of the airports in all cases. & # 39;
The airport website states that there was concern from local residents after a & # 39; misleading headline in a local newspaper & # 39 ;, alleging that the runway was expanded.
But the airport said that & # 39; is not true & # 39; and they perform the necessary maintenance on the runway to make it safer by resurfacing.
The works started at the end of the runway to Rochford and are now on the eve of the houses, including those of Mrs. Marchant and the Carry, who are approaching the expected three-month deadline.
The taxiway at the houses is not relayed, but may need some renovation on the runway, the website says.