CLYDEBANK’S MSP has called for UK laws to change to ensure Whitecrook residents are not plagued by the new massive double-decker planes overhead.

Last week saw the first regular visit by an Emirates Airbus A380 flight and reported noise levels of 82dBA. That’s twice the level recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Glasgow Airport spent more than £8million to accommodate the superjumbo, including Scotland’s only triple air bridge.

And the airport has committed £1m towards improved insulation and windows in Whitecrook as air traffic continues to grow.

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The noise levels for the area are calculated from a 16-hour average in Drumchapel, including louder flights as well as periods of silence.

A number of photographers and residents took time to watch the new flights become part of the landscape overhead after they started last week.

Gil Paterson MSP, who has supported campaigners on the noise issue, said he could understand residents pointing to the wide gulf between investment in bringing more planes to Glasgow, and mitigation for the resulting noise.

He told the Post: “It’s at times like this I am very frustrated.

“As an MSP, I very much understand and appreciate what people living under the flightpath feel when they hear about huge sums of money being spent to develop the airport, but they still can’t get any relief from the noise from aircraft overhead, particularly at night.

“This will continue to happen until politicians in London treat this very serious health risk with respect and bring in laws that protects those suffering from this noise.

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“That can be done at a reasonable cost by retrofitting the houses affected, with very effective sound deadening materials.

“Sadly, the airport are fully complying with the laws as they presently stand, it’s the politicians who have the power to protect people.

“And I am sure if the law was changed I’m confident the airport would willingly comply with any changes.”

The A380 leaves so much air turbulence in its wake that any subsequent plane must be 15 nautical miles behind it - double the normal spacing for passenger jets.

A consultation by the UK Government on the future of air travel has been extended into June.

Airbus has announced it will end production of the A380 in 2021.

At least 500 homes under the flightpath are expected to get improvements based on testing by Mr Paterson.