The suburb where low-flying planes and roaring engines regularly occur
Those who live near Tollerton Airport love the place, describing how neighbors watch planes fly low over their homes and hear the roar of engines from their gardens. Nottingham City Airport at Tollerton Lane is also home to the Shocks Away Airport Cafe which has a perfect view of the runway.
To the west of the airport, off the A52, residents of Gamston provided a glimpse of what it’s like to live so close to it. Company co-director Jo Raynor, 59, said she “loved” the place.
“I have been here for 27 years. I don’t notice – these are not big planes, they are small: all two-seater, four-seater. No problem, it’s part and parcel – it’s just been there for so long.”
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Alan Thompson, a 62-year-old resident of Gamston, spoke about the noise from aircraft engines. Mr Thompson said: “It’s loud – it’s just private planes. They seem to fly by. When they come through your garden it’s quite loud – I’d rather not hear it.
Another Gamston resident, who asked to remain anonymous, had no complaints. “I think it’s great. I like it. I’m used to the noise now – it doesn’t bother me at all. I think you get used to something that’s always been there, you can’t complain about it.
It is a similar opinion to Tollerton. Villager Phil Poyser, 69, said: “When you’ve lived here for 20 years, you get used to it. You see the planes pass over the houses quite low. I don’t do plane spotting. That does not bother me.
A resident of Tollerton Lane, who did not want to be named, said: ‘I think the fact that I’ve been here for 50 years – it’s here and doesn’t bother me. It’s just something I wouldn’t like to see – we wouldn’t miss it.”
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