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Consultation Responses


Rule out expansion options on air quality grounds: our response to the Airports Commission

In our response to the Airports Commission’s air quality consultation, we argue that the evidence produced by the Commission suggests all expansion options should be ruled out on air quality grounds. The Commission’s consultation contained the results of dispersal modelling, …

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AEF response to the Airports Commission consultation: gaping holes conceal potential environmental disaster

Our response to the Airports Commission’s consultation on shortlisted expansion options finds that there are gaping holes in the analysis by the Airports Commission but it still points to all of the options for a new runway being an environmental disaster.

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Responses to Airports Commission papers on existing and new capacity

During the summer, the Airports Commission consulted on two papers: using existing airport capacity and delivering new capacity. We summarise our responses to the two papers below. The role of regional airports AEF continues to argue that rather than building new …

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CAA’s consultation on their environmental programme 2014-16

The Civil Aviation Authority recently consulted on its environmental programme for 2014-16 which we responded to along with continuing to provide feedback to the CAA through our participation in their environmental stakeholder panel. Our primary concern was that the consultation did not seem to …

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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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