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AEF responds to consultations on airspace policy and expansion

AEF has today responded to the Government’s consultations on Heathrow expansion: draft Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) and Reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. Both responses were informed by feedback from our members, including points raised during the discussion …

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AEF comments: evaluation of the Environmental Noise Directive

AEF responded to a European Commission consultation on the Environmental Noise Directive (END), highlighting that the European legislation had improved noise monitoring but that the Directive should be strengthened to enable it to achieve its aim to reduce the health burden of noise.

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Heathrow expansion irreconcilable with environmental policies, AEF tells MP committee

AEF has submitted written evidence to an inquiry into whether the Airports Commission’s recommendation to expand Heathrow Airport can be delivered without breaching Government policies on environmental impacts. The Environmental Audit Committee had asked for evidence of whether the mitigations …

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AEF response to the Airports Commission’s draft Appraisal Framework

The AEF has responded to the Airports Commission’s draft Appraisal Framework. In our response, we highlight the need for more specific and measurable objectives which relate more specifically to the appraisal modules which outline how the environmental, social and economical impacts of …

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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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AEF’s response to the DfT on guidance for the environmental objectives of the CAA’s air navigation functions

AEF’s response to the DfT consultation Guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority on Environmental Objectives Relating to the Exercise of its Air Navigation Functions, focused on aviation emissions, noise approaches and the need to manage helicopter noise. Our response highlighted the importance of the …

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