Low-flying helicopters causing disturbance above an estate in Pimlico has lead to a complaint being made to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Residents in Churchill Gardens Estate say the noise has impacted them for a number of years, resulting in a local councillor writing to the government department.
It comes as an appeal went out for people living in Chelsea to take part in a study designed to find ways to reduce noise and improve the quality of life for people affected by helicopter flights.
Cllr Jason Williams first wrote to the MoD about helicopter noise in December last year but was told there was no military aircraft operating in Churchill Gardens at the time.
Cllr Williams appealed for residents to contact him with examples of flights and has now written to the MoD again asking if the flights are operational and what can be done to mitigate the noise.
'A duty to reduce the noise impact of any flights'
He said: “The MoD have a duty to reduce the noise impact of any flights particularly at night on residents.
"If there is a genuine operational need for these continual flights across central London then they need to be working with us and local residents to reduce low flying and the resulting noise from the helicopters.”
His letter comes at the same time researchers from London South Bank University appeal to people living within a three-mile radius of Battersea Park to temporarily house small noise monitors in their homes.
Data will then be used to measure and map the noise created by helicopters using the London Heliport in Battersea.
The research is the first of its kind to be carried out in the country and will be used to find ways to potentially reduce noise and improve the quality of life for residents affected by helicopter flights.
Residents living close to the heliport who have balconies and terraces overlooking the Thames are also needed to give a short-term home to outdoor sound recording equipment.
'Noise from the helicopters is an issue for many Chelsea residents'
Councillor Tim Ahern, head of environmental health at Kensington and Chelsea Council , said: “I know that noise from the helicopters is an issue for many Chelsea residents.
"I would urge anyone who has had problems to take part in this study which will help measure the noise of helicopters using the heliport.”
To take part in the study email Martin Newton, secretary to the London Heliport Consultative Group, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8871 6488.
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