Bournemouth Airport launches Airport noise consultation

10.7.2009     (This is Dorset)

RESIDENTS are to have their say on how noise is controlled at Bournemouth Airport.

A 16 week public consultation has been launched by the airport on its draft plans
to manage aircraft noise and review the measures currently in place.

The plans are part of a European Union directive that requires all main sources
of environmental noise – including airports, major roads, railways and urban conurbations
with more than 250,000 residents – to produce Noise Action Plans.

The airport will consider all comments received during the consultation period,
which ends on 21st October, before submitting a plan to the Government for approval
later this year.

The airport already has a wide range of noise management and mitigation measures
in place, including noise preferred routes which require aircraft to fly specified
departure routes.

Bournemouth Airport’s managing director, Rob Goldsmith said: “The Airport is
an important part of the region, generating more than 900 jobs and providing travel
opportunities to more than 40 destinations. We hope this consultation will allow
the local community another valuable opportunity to feed back their views and
help the Airport establish whether the existing noise mitigation programme is
appropriate for the levels of noise currently generated.”

For people wishing to take part in the consultation, copies of the Noise Action
Plan are available online at Additionally copies are available in the Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset
and New Forest Council Offices, as well as Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne
and Lyndhurst libraries.


the 50 page document can be found at   Draft Noise Action Plan