Great Dunmow residents to get say on noise levels at Stansted Airport

PUBLISHED: 17:31 14 August 2009 | UPDATED: 07:20 30 May 2010

STANSTED Airport s noise team will visit Great Dunmow next week to hear resident s views on the airport s plans to manage aircraft noise over the next five years. The community drop-in session - due to be held at the Foakes Hall on Thursday August 20 - wi

STANSTED Airport's noise team will visit Great Dunmow next week to hear resident's views on the airport's plans to manage aircraft noise over the next five years.

The community drop-in session - due to be held at the Foakes Hall on Thursday August 20 - will provide detailed information about Stansted Airport's Noise Action Plan.

The proposed plan will run for a five year period from 2010-2015 and aims to manage and, where possible, reduce the impact of noise from the various aircraft types that operate from the UK's third busiest airport.

Stansted's noise communication manager, Graeme Wade, said: "This session is one of a number of events the airport is holding throughout the area to give local people the opportunity to meet and talk to experts about the airport's proposed noise action plan.

"People's views and comments will be invaluable in ensuring that the plan best serves and benefits the area and local communities.

"Here at Stansted we pride ourselves on the pro-active way the airport monitors and reports on both aircraft noise and track-keeping. We've worked hard to successfully reduce the impact of aircraft noise as we've developed and grown the airport, but we know there is always more we can strive to do."

On display will be maps of aircraft patterns allowing residents to look at how aircraft noise and track keeping is closely monitored at the airport.

The session will run from 2.30pm to 8.30pm and representatives from the airport will be on hand to talk to visitors and provide consultation questionnaires.

Launched in June, the airport's 16-week Noise Action Plan public consultation runs until Friday October 2.

Stansted has planned eight community drop-in sessions in local towns during August and September.

Along with other major airports, roads and railways, Stansted is required to publish a noise action plan as part of EU and UK environmental regulations.

The final plan, which will take account of contributions made as a result of the public consultation, will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport later this year.

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