No compensation over Newcastle Airport noise
for the first time.
annoyance” by aircraft flying in and out of the region on a daily basis.
homes because the noise levels are not quite high enough for them to qualify.
outlines what work is being done to reduce the impact.
in the UK.
the level of noise impact associated with Newcastle Airport is not as great as
experienced at other airports.
by managing the noise environment and making ongoing continuous improvements to
operational procedures, such as flight tracks, and specific policies for things
like light aircraft and helicopters to make sure the impact is minimised.
are being with those measures.”
which areas are affected by passing aircraft.
high levels of noise – 69 decibels or more – assistance with the cost of relocating.
noise sensitive buildings such as schools, hospitals and residential properties
exposed to 63 decibels or more.”
Newcastle International, with flight paths carefully planned to minimise disruption.
annoyance” and the Action Plan reveals there are pockets of people living in neighbourhoods
that experience levels of more than 60 decibels. It states that over the course of a 24 hour period, an estimated 700 dwellings occupied by 1,400
people are affected in areas such as Hazelrigg, Heddon on the Wall and Darras Hall.
of flights during that period. The report states that between 7am-7pm there
are 46 departures and 41 arrivals, with 900 household – and 1,800 people – experiencing
sounds over the 57 decibel threshold.
affected by these levels and 850 around 50 affected between 11pm-7am, when there
are 14 departures and 10 arrivals.
by November 30. It will be reviewed every five years.
opportunity to produce a Noise Action Plan. This will further allow the company
to demonstrate the environmental work we are doing and identify new challenges,
to ensure continual improvement.”