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People invited to have say over Birmingham International Airport noise

PEOPLE living near Birmingham International Airport are being given the opportunity to make a noise - if they want to - about aircraft noise.

PEOPLE living near Birmingham International Airport are being given the opportunity to make a noise - if they want to - about aircraft noise.

BIA has launched a 16-week consultation on its draft Noise Action Plan to find out the views of residents and at the same time tell them about policies to minimise noise.

Chief executive Paul Kehoe said: “We have long recognised that noise is an often unwanted consequence of our operations, so over the years we have made significant investments towards mitigation to reduce our impact on local people, and we’ve been ahead of the game in many cases.

“More than £12 million has been invested in insulating 7,000 properties close to the airport since 1978 through our sound insulation scheme,” he said.

“We also have one of the most onerous night flying policies to limit the number of flights and penalise those airlines that exceed our noise limits.”

The public consultation continues until October 21 and following it, the airport will review the responses and release its final Noise Action Plan. The draft document can be downloaded and responded to at www.bhx.co.uk

Consultation briefings will be held from July 9 to October 1 at community venues at Castle Bromwich, Hampton-in-Arden, Balsall Common, Marston Green, Elmdon and Shard End.

For more information email enviro@bhx.co.uk or call the environmental helpline on 0121 767 7433.

 

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