Representatives of the Civil Aviation Authority, British Helicopter Advisory Board, and the Metropolitan Police Air Service Support Unit said the number of helicopters over London was increasing and this was likely to continue.
Residents said there was no proper procedure for complaints to be registered and responded to. They expressed concern about discussions to build another heliport in London, as it would encourage more traffic and would disrupt people's lives still further. At present, there is only one heliport in Battersea.
The committee heard suggestions that a levy, in addition to the landing charge, should be paid by helicopters for air traffic control services, should the number of helicopters in the skies increase.
The committee will visit Battersea heliport on 25 July and meet with residents. The report will be published in the Autumn.