PLANES heading for Luton Airport could circle the skies above south Huntingdonshire every day from next year. That is the prospect faced by residents if plans for a new holding pattern for the airport are given go-ahead by the Civil Aviation Authority. The proposals would also allow planes to fly over Huntingdon, St Ives, Godmanchester and surrounding areas on their way to joining the stack. National Air Traffic Service (NATS), which has drawn up the scheme, says increasing levels of air travel mean new stacking’ procedures must be put in place for planes queuing to land. The planes will circle at a minimum height of 6,000 feet, creating ground noise of up to 60 decibels — the equivalent of a busy office or a normal conversation. Gareth Ridewood, chairman of the Huntingdonshire branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, said: “This will threaten our tranquillity. “How can we de-stress properly with planes buzzing in the skies over our heads?” Aircraft to change our 'tranquility' Any hope of enjoying a noise-free stroll in some parts of the Huntingdonshire countryside could be over, an environmentalist believes.