ANTI-NOISE
protesters have vowed to continue their fight against night flights at Heathrow
after the European Court of Human Rights overturned a ruling giving them a
right to peace.

The
Strasbourg court’s Grand Chamber overturned its own decision made in 2001 as a
result of an appeal from the UK government. It claimed the original decision
did not take into account the positive economic benefits of the airport

The
court also said that people living around Heathrow had not suffered financially
as a result of night flights because house prices in the area are high.

The
decision paves the way for the relaxation of night flight rules around airports
across Europe.

Campaigners
believe they can continue their legal action in the UK courts.