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Lower threshold for noise annoyance CAA study finds

Alongside the draft NPS for airports and airspace change consultation, the government last week released the CAA’s Survey of noise attitudes (SoNA). Noise from aircraft, affecting those living in the vicinity of airports and under flight paths, represents a serious …

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Further comment from AEF on today’s aviation consultations

02/02/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cait Hewitt // cait@aef.org.uk // 0203 859 9371                 Tim Johnson// tim@aef.org.uk // 0203 859 9371 Key questions on climate change and public health remain unanswered in Government consultations The Government has today published several …

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Government misses opportunity to reduce night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted

The Government has published its proposals for changes to the night flights regime for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, the only three airports in the UK at which the Government imposes noise controls. The Government sets caps on the number of aircraft …

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Are Heathrow’s concessions enough to address the impacts of a third runway?

Heathrow has announced a series of environmental concessions, based on those proposed by the Airports Commission, which it hopes will persuade the Government to give it permission to build a third runway. Heathrow claims to go beyond the Airports Commission’s …

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Mayor of London report: expanding Heathrow would create health costs up to £25 billion

Embed from Getty Images   The health-related costs from aircraft noise of an expanded Heathrow could reach £25 billion, while a third runway would risk EU legal air quality limits, according to a new Mayor of London report which sets …

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New report finds aircraft noise policy puts the health of over one million people at risk

The Government’s aircraft noise policies are risking the health of over one million people and an urgent policy rethink is needed ahead of upcoming decisions in 2016, finds a major AEF report, ‘Aircraft Noise and Public Health: the evidence is loud …

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Cross party committee of MPs recommends Government should not give go ahead on Heathrow expansion

The Environmental Audit Committee today called on Government not to give Heathrow expansion the go ahead unless it is ready to make a ‘step change’ in its approach to environmental mitigation. The EAC’s report on the implications for Government commitments on carbon …

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AEF response to the DfT’s second stage consultation on night noise

The AEF has responded to the DfT’s second stage consultation on night noise at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. In it we highlight the need for an evidence-based target to inform a long-term night noise policy which should be to reduce night noise below the threshold recommended by the WHO to avoid damaging health impacts.

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