Redbridge council has written to the planning inspectorate outlining its staunch opposition to the controversial £220m London City Airport expansion plan.

The Labour-run council said it strongly backs mayor Boris Johnson's decision in March to block the plans over "noise ghetto" fears due to flight path changes.

The proposals to increase take-offs and landings from 70,000 a year to 111,000 and double passenger numbers to six million by 2023, could still happen as London City Airport is challenging the mayor's decision.

Plans also include using new technology to create a much narrower and concentrated flight corridor over Wanstead, Leytonstone and Leyton.

Councillor Helen Coomb, responsible for planning, the economy and regeneration, said tripling the size of the Silvertown airport would have a "profound negative" impact on the borough, particularly those living in Wanstead, Barkingside, Clayhall and Fulwell.

She said: "We unequivocally back the refusal to grant permission for the expansion of London City Airport.

"The damage that extra flights would cause should absolutely not be underestimated.

"Noise and air pollution from these planes would create unacceptable harm to the areas in the borough that would be under the proposed flight paths.

"We have listened to our residents’ concerns and will continue to lobby hard against a concentration of flight paths in Redbridge."

The council has also criticised the "serious misgivings on the limited consultation", arguing many residents affected had no idea a consultation was taking place.

Cllr Coomb, added: "We will continue to oppose any expansion plans when the appeal inquiry takes place next year."

The appeal inquiry is scheduled for March 2016.