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Solihull Council agrees new night-flight policy with airport

BIRMINGHAM Airport has claimed that its new night-flying policy is among the “most stringent” in the UK.

BIRMINGHAM Airport has claimed that its new night-flying policy is among the “most stringent” in the UK.

Last month, Solihull Council’s planning committee agreed the airport’s proposals to reduce noise during the hours of darkness.

The airport will reduce its noise limit for night flights from 87dB (A) to 85dB (A). This will encourage airlines to use quieter aircraft.

Every two years, the night-flying policy is reviewed, with the airport submitting suitable proposals to planning chiefs.

Councillor Stuart Davis, chair of Solihull’s planning committee, said: “We have been able to agree a night time policy that reduces noise levels for our communities.

“[It] is also in line with other UK airports, giving Solihull, Birmingham, and the wider West Midlands equal economic benefits.”

 

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