Friday, 23 April 2010

Have your say on airport noise reduction

Leeds City Council is urging residents around Leeds Bradford Airport to have their say about reducing noise.

The draft noise action plan, set out by the airport, is set to finish on April 27, which leaves residents less than a week to have their say about the control of noise from aircrafts for the next five years.

The consultation sets out measures the airport want to adopt to keep noise under control, and how they will achieve this, identifying positive engagement with the local community as key in looking at new ways to improve the effectiveness of its communication towards reducing noise impact.

The airport is keen to hear the views of local communities and suggestions for ways in which the action plan can be improved.

Councillor Chris Townsley, chair of the Leeds City Council outer north west area committee said:
“It is important that local residents have their say about the noise action plan proposed by the airport to ensure their voices are heard and suggestions listened to.”

There are already measures in place to limit noise generated through activities and operation at the airport, but further measures are to be developed to reduce the impact of noise.

The Draft Noise Action Plan can be found on Leeds Bradford Airport website at: http://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/airportcompany-environment-noiseactionplanconsultation.php


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