With the tree huggers out in force because we need a third runway at Heathrow Airport, there is a simple answer to the problem.
Having used Southend Airport and found it so easy, we should push for its further expansion.
This would bring in more jobs and more finance, which are certainly needed.
It is no use the local nimbys jumping on their high horses over a little bit of noise. I live in Leigh and can say the noise from the planes in negligible.
Rochford is ripe for development as the property surrounding the airport is low-grade land, and I am sure the people who live there would be quite pleased to move to a nicer area.
T A Davis