Heathrow Airport has released revolutionary proposals that could see residents enjoy longer breaks from the noise caused by flights.

The proposals are part of a 12-week public consultation that was released this week which detail Heathrow’s biggest change to its flight paths since the airport opened in 1946. In the proposals, Windsor, Datchet, Eton, Wraysbury, Colnbrook, Langley and Slough, will enjoy a period of respite from all-day flying which at present is not the case.

Heathrow Airport is also asking for resident’s views regarding night flights. When Parliament approved plans for a third runway, demands were laid down to extend the current five-hour nigh break to six-and-a-half hours. The Airport is asking for the public’s opinion on how this schedule change should be implemented.

Although plans for a further 25,000 flights annually have also been unveiled, the airport will have to adhere to the changes outlined in the proposal which would restrict disruptive late-night flights and change the flight paths to the benefit of residents surrounding Heathrow.

Slough MP Tan Dhesi said: “I am keen to see what this consultation brings. I have organised my own meeting on this issue with Heathrow next week. I will work hard to ensure that Heathrow delivers on eradicating any negative effects.

“I will also be working closely with the council on this matter. I encourage all residents to participate and give feedback in this important exercise.”

Windsor MP Adam Afriyie said: “This is an alarming development that proposes an extra 25,000 flights even if a third runway is never built at Heathrow.

“It would be another broken promise in breach of the existing planning permission and conditions granted for Terminal 5 and I will fight it all the way for the sake of my constituents.”

John Steward, chairman of the Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise (HACAN) said: “For the people of Windsor and Slough these proposals will mean they will finally get a break from the noise caused by all-day flying. Residents have been campaigning for this for some years now.

“It amounts to a near-revolution to Heathrow flight-paths.”

Councillor John Bowden, Deputy Lead Member for Aviation and Heathrow Airport at the Royal Borough, said the airport was being unrealistic with its plans.

“In order to make any sort of change to the night flight schedule you will have to change the flight schedules of airports around the world.

“Unfortunately, Heathrow Airport is being run by people who are not pilots or have any experience in the industry. It is being run by business people.“