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Residents' anger at airport plan

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Another 3,000 flights are to be allowed in and out of the George Best Belfast City Airport, a residents' group claims. Juie McCullough reports.

Another 3,000 flights a year are to be allowed in and out of the George Best Belfast City Airport, a residents' group has claimed.

Belfast City Airport Watch says it will bring the number of flights to 48,000.

Spokesperson Fiona McKinley said the new figures were revealed in a draft document produced by the Department of the Environment.

The DOE said it was inappropriate to comment as the draft planning agreement "is currently subject to consultation".

Fiona McKinley said: "We are absolutely furious about this latest development."

"We're calling on Environment Minister Sammy Wilson to subject the Draft Planning Agreement to full public consultation."





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