Airport consulting on noise impacts
People living near Aberdeen International Airport are being asked for their views on a new plan to tackle aircraft noise.
The team has just begun a consultation into the draft Noise Action Plan which aims to manage, and where possible reduce, the impacts of aircraft noise. The draft has been created to meet EU and Scottish Government regulations and covers a five-year period from 2013 to 2018. A 12 week consultation is now underway before the publication of the final report.
Some of the main themes include:
• A continuing commitment to managing aircraft noise and impacts associated with Aberdeen International Airport’s operations.
• Allowing the team to engage with the communities affected by aircraft noise and better understand their concerns and priorities.
• Influencing planning policy to minimise the number of noise sensitive properties around the airport.
Roger Hunt is the Airport Operations Director. Introducing the draft plan, he said: “Aberdeen International Airport has been at the heart of this region for more than 75 years. We provide an essential service to a host of different industries and sectors, whilst our share of the leisure market continues to grow. Our facilities are always improving in line with our capital programme and we work every day on the customer experience.
“However, along with this growth and increased confidence, we maintain a watchful eye on our local impacts. We are all acutely aware that the presence of the airport brings with it some negative effects for those that live nearby and we are committed to ensuring we can manage those. A good relationship with our neighbours relies on open-ness and regular communication.
“We are confident that this Noise Action Plan will complement our on-going engagement process and will give you an insight into our commitment to reduce the impacts of the airport on our near neighbours. In everything we do, we strive to ensure that the wider community sees us as more than just another airport.”
A 12 week consultation is now underway, and runs until late October. A dedicated email address has been set up for feedback, NAP@aiairport.com .
A copy of the draft plan can be downloaded at www.aberdeenairport.com/noise