Dear all,

My fiancée and I were looking at houses in the Hampton area at the weekend along the Buckingham Road area and we noticed quite constant, low and noisy aircraft from heathrow the entire time we were there. It was a real shame as apart from that we love the area.

Can any residents (especially in the north towards the A316) re-assure us that this was a one off occasion just due to the change in wind direction?

Much appreciated


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Comment by Kelly Jones on October 13, 2013 at 21:49

Hi, may be able to answer your question.

It should show the aircraft tracking maps etc

HPN Team
Comment by Tash on October 14, 2013 at 5:44
You do get used to it
And it's not all the time

HPN Team
Comment by paul johnston on October 14, 2013 at 5:46

Leo - I have lived in Hampton since 2004 and I can't say the aircraft noise has ever bothered us. Before that we lived in Twickenham and I don't think the aircraft noise is worse here than there.

Comment by Leo Marks on October 14, 2013 at 8:27
Thank you all for your swift replies!
I've been doing some research and it seems that when the wind blows from the East
the jets take off and bank over Hanworth before flying out to the EU & Americas.
This must have been what we saw on saturday.
When you say it is not all the time, how frequently would you say you hear it and are there days where it literally goes from 6am-midnight?
Also would any of you say it is worse in the north Hampton area than the south, plus with a planned new runway at heathrow are there fears it will get worse?
Many thanks again

HPN Team
Comment by Tash on October 14, 2013 at 8:48

hi there

I have lived in North Hampton for 16 years and now have a young family  , and we moved from kew / Richmond because here we get the take off traffic not the landing traffic which is considerably worse , as stated previously , you can see when we get the take off traffic , and yes , it is quite regular considering planes take off from LHR aprox every 90 seconds , but you really do get usedt o it , in the winter you don't hear ot as much obv as if you have double glazing it gets blocked out , and in the summer to be honest you just get used to it, which I promise you , you will , SW London all over is affected by the planes so you will be hard pressed to escape from it round here ! it depends on wind direction some days as to which way they go too , and its all routes not just EU and USA , but trust me , its fine , if it wasn't the area wouldn't be as popular as it is .

Comment by Leo Marks on October 15, 2013 at 15:06

Much appreciated, thank you!


Comment by Marc Lewis on November 25, 2013 at 18:42
I have lived here for 20 years and apart from when Concord took off (Which was an event), we don't notice the air crafts.
Comment by Ross C. Anderson on June 16, 2014 at 13:14

I agree with Leo's initial remark "Low-flying, Noisy and Frequent" even though I have lived in North Hampton from 2007 and have noticed them , I can never seem to get used to the noise when they are on easterlies as the house is near to a flight path in Old Farm Road,even though the majority of the time they are on westerlies and the area is mostly quite.

I find the noise objectionable and it spoils the tranquillity of the area, and not enhances it.

Comment by Gareth Roberts on June 16, 2014 at 13:49

I'd forgotten about this thread. Of course the big unanswered question is "Leo! Did you move to Hampton or not?".

HPN Team
Comment by Tash on June 16, 2014 at 13:55
I was wondering that
Re aircraft noise - rather live on the take off path !! Used to live in kew
0430 every day woken up by landing 747 s not funny

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