London City Airport operates a comprehensive Safeguarding Policy to ensure the Airport is consulted on any planning application that may affect the safe operation of the Airport, allowing it to take measures to ensure the safety of aircraft, and the passengers and crews on them, while taking off, landing or flying within the vicinity of the Airport.
Safeguarding measures are designed to:
Protect the blocks of air through which aircraft fly by preventing penetration of protective surfaces (physical safeguarding)
Protect the integrity of radar and other electronic communications, navigational and surveillance equipment by preventing reflections and diffractions of radio signals, etc (technical safeguarding)
Protect visual aids such as approach and runway lighting to prevent them from being obscured, and prevent the installation of any other lights which may confuse pilots or air traffic controllers
Avoid any increase in the risk to aircraft operations by birds