London City Airport has finally commenced the consultation for the noise action plans, well behind that of BAA.
You can take part in the consultation by visiting London City Airport's website here and there's a few words from the airport beneath. Please try to be serious as you read "The airport already has an extensive noise mitigation scheme in place with strict restrictions on operating hours " Yes, we know you've been denied noise mitigation despite living in the noise contour zone, and that the airport failed to take any reliable noise and air readings in over 8 years, but this is serious as this is your chance to contribute to this consultation.
We have read through the consultation and initial comment is that the airport has ignored the aim of the European Noise Directive objective which states that it is "to define a common approach intended to avoid, prevent or reduce on a prioritized basis the harmful effects, including annoyance, due to exposure to environmental noise”.
The airport states in the Noise Action Plan introduction that "it has been drafted to manage the issues of noise arising from London City Airport's operations over the next five years".
However despite this rather poor start, we positively encourage you to have a read through and submit your comments. If you should wish to receive any guidance or assistance with any aspect of responding to this consultation, or explanation of terms, then please do not hesitate to contact: email@example.com
London City Airport has launched a 16 week public consultation on its draft noise action plan. During the consultation period, local communities, councils and other stakeholders will be invited to comment on the airport’s draft plan. The consultation will commence on 28 September 2009 and conclude on 15 January 2010.
The noise action plan has been drafted to manage the issues of noise arising from London City Airport’s operations over the next five years.
Download Draft Noise Action Plan
Commenting on the launch of the consultation, Richard Gooding OBE, chief executive of London City Airport, said “The airport already has an extensive noise mitigation scheme in place with strict restrictions on operating hours , restricted use of aircraft types and a sound insulation scheme that has the lowest trigger of any airport in the UK. The control measures proposed in the noise action plan will enable the airport to work closer with its neighbouring communities over the next five years.”London City Airport has drafted its noise action plan in response to a directive published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The directive requires airport operators to prepare draft noise action plans designed to manage noise issues arising from aircraft departing from and arriving at airports. Upon conclusion of the public consultation, London City Airport will collate and consider all responses to the noise action plan. Consultation responses can be submitted electronically - click here.
Alternatively please post your response to:
London City Airport
City Aviation House
Download/Print Noise Action Plan Questionnaire
Download Summary of Draft Noise Action Plan