Adrian Newey, the chief technical officer at Formula One team Red Bull Racing, who lives in Sunninghill, has hit out at the airport’s bosses after its new trial flight paths started last Thursday.

Over the next five months, airport bosses and air traffic controllers are experimenting with flight path changes and new technology systems in a bid to reduce 'stacking’ in the air and speed up departure times, putting more planes in the air at a faster rate.

Mr Newey, speaking exclusively to the News, said: “I have lived in Sunninghill since 1997 and it has never been an issue before.

“It is pretty intolerable because currently we have planes flying over our heads at 11pm at night, which is not ideal when I am in bed early due to an early start – it’s very antisocial really.

“It is just not pleasant. I can’t even sit in my garden and socialise with my friends because it is just too noisy. There has been no proper consultation with us either.” Referring to the fact that he himself is involved in a noisy sport, Mr Newey said “I am involved in a noisy sport but the thing with Formula One is that there are no new race tracks being built anywhere, so people who buy houses next to race tracks know what they are getting.” Mr Newey’s partner Amanda Smerczak has started a petition against the changes, asking the Government to stop them. It has so far attracted nearly 900 signatures.

Passenger jets have started passing over residents’ homes as low as 3,000ft.

There are six different trial routes for aircraft taking off from Heathrow, of which three affect our area. Some aircraft pass over Ascot and parts of Bracknell – including Martin’s Heron, Great Hollands, Birch Hill and Crown Wood.

Another to the north passes over North Ascot and the racecourse, while a further one to the south goes over Sunningdale and Lightwater.

The trial will last until January 26. There will be a public consultation in 2016 and Heathrow’s 'noise team’ has been briefed to deal with complaints.

Martin’s Heron resident Nigel Dumbrell, vice-chairman of the Harmans Water & The Parks, Martin’s Heron & The Warren Neighbourhood Action Group, said he was in his garden on Sunday and that the noise was 'unbelievable’.

He said: “This is a new experience for us and is just not on. There must have been at least 20 planes flying low on Sunday.

“The aircraft were so low you could see their undercarriages.” He added: “The airport did not warn us about these new flightpaths. We are happy to work closely with other NAG and community groups in the area about this issue.” Despite residents accusing the airport of a lack of consultation, a Heathrow spokesman said its proposals had not been kept under wraps and were accessible online.

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