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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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Airspace proposals promise better community engagement but limited noise reduction

The Department of Transport has launched a major consultation on reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace. The proposals follow intense community pressure over recent years for the Government to act to prevent significant airspace changes being …

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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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AEF reacts to Government launch of major consultations on Heathrow expansion and airport change

02/02/17 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cait Hewitt // cait@aef.org.uk // 0203 859 9371 The Government has today announced that it will be launching major consultations on Heathrow expansion and on airspace change. Initial reaction from Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director at …

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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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Government must prove that Heathrow expansion won’t breach climate legislation, say official climate advisers

The Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, this week challenged the Government to come up with an answer on aviation emissions if it wants to go ahead with Heathrow expansion. Deben set out the Committee’s concerns in …

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