A campaign group has expressed anger over a decision to press ahead with flight path changes which it fears will create a ‘noise ghetto’.

London City Airport is set to submit plans to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to use new technology to create a much narrower and concentrated flight corridor over Wanstead, Leytonstone and Leyton.

During a consultation from September 4 to November 27 last year, three per cent of the 504 people who submitted a response supported the proposal.

It comes after a £220million airport expansion project was approved by Newham council earlier this month, which will see the terminal triple in size.

Take-offs and landings are expected to increase from 70,000 a year to 111,000, with passenger numbers doubling to six million by 2023.

Campaign group HACAN East believes the move will increase noise disruption to people living beneath the new flight path.

Chairman John Stewart said, “This latest report shows City Airport to be as unresponsive and arrogant as ever. The fight will continue.

“The campaign will now be pressing the Civil Aviation Authority to order the airport to carry out a fresh consultation.

 “Our parent body, HACAN, works closely with Heathrow Airport.  The contrast with City could not be starker.

“Heathrow has promised it will not concentrate all its flights over certain communities and is committed to full consultation on any changes that take place. 

“London City, by contrast, is a fourth division outfit with little concern for the neighbouring community.”

London City Airport said it has followed CAA guidelines on the proposals and the consultation.

It also claimed there would be only a "marginal impact on people's experience of noise" for those living directly under the flight path.

If the proposed changes are approved the new flight paths could be used in December 2015.