London City Airport has extended the deadline for public responses to its new master plan.

The airport wants to double the number of flights currently using the airport and bring in more early morning and late evening flights.

It also wants to get rid of the weekend break from the noise from Saturday 12.30pm until Sunday 12.30pm.

But recently the Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz wrote a critical letter to City Airport CEO Robert Sinclair, claiming the consultation is “fundamentally flawed’.

She had asked for it to be withdrawn until more detail was provided, in particular on how the expansion proposals would impact on noise and climate change.

People now have until October 18 to submit their responses to London City Airport’s plans.

John Stewart, chair of HACAN East, the campaign group which gives a voice to residents under City’s flight paths, said, “This is clearly the action of an airport under pressure.

“It is astonishing that London City did not realise from the start that people would be clamouring to find out how it justified the significant levels of expansion it is proposing.”

The airport is required to produce a final master plan and then present a detailed application to Newham Council’s planning authority to proceed with its proposals.

Details about the master plan can be found here.