Airports Commission considers aviation noise

Published on Friday, 05 July 2013 11:35
Written by Vicki Mitchem

The Airports Commission has published Aviation noise, the fifth in a series of discussion papers, for public comment.

The paper explores current scientific understanding and existing policy on aviation and noise and seeks responses to questions to develop the evidence base. It discusses the impacts of aviation noise on health, the issue of annoyance and how this develops over time. It considers different methodologies for measuring noise and approaches to mitigation. And it looks at specific issues, including night noise.

Sir Howard Davies, the Chair of the Airports Commission, said:

Understanding the impact of noise from aviation on communities around airports and under flight paths is central to the Airport Commission's work.

Responses received on this important issue will inform the Commission's assessment of options to make best use of existing airport capacity and any future recommendations to Government for new airport capacity.

The paper further demonstrates the Commission's evidence based approach. Parties are invited to submit evidence to the Commission on the issues raised in the paper by 6 September 2013.

Source: Airports Commission

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