EAST Renfrewshire’s MP has declared talks with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) productive after holding a meeting with officials over the proposed flightpath changes at Glasgow Airport.

Tory representative Paul Masterton was raising concerns, first aired in the Barrhead News, over the likely effects of increased air traffic over the village of Uplawmoor if and when the changes are approved.

Topics raised during the meeting included the shift in airspace change process which the CAA have enforced on Glasgow Airport.

Mr Masterton said: “My meeting with CAA was productive, confirming that Glasgow Airport will be required to comply with the updated process for making airspace changes in full.

“This new process adds welcome transparency, and will require Glasgow Airport to publish all objections received, together with their ‘Consultation Feedback’ summary.

“It remains to be seen exactly how Glasgow Airport will re-start the consultation process, but crucially all previously submitted objections will be carried across.

“Glasgow Airport should have no doubt about the strength of feeling in Uplawmoor regarding their proposals as they stand, and I will continue to push hard on behalf of residents for these to be changed.”