Friday, 17 February 2017

Recent Aviation Consultations

The Government has recently announced 3 key consultations each of which contain proposals which have potential impact on all communities across London as well as those located west of the M25 and Surrey. Each of the consultations makes reference to numerous supporting documents and studies including the publication (in part only) of the SoNA 14 - Survey of Noise Attitudes 2014.

The Consultations concern: 

  • Night Flights from Heathrow
  • Draft National Aviation Policy Statement (NPS)
  • Proposals for Airspace Modernisation
Full LAANC Advice Notes on these topics can be found on the LAANC Heathrow website here.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

LAANC Notes re Meeting Changes

Please note that the Meetings of the Executive on 4th November and the Council on 9th December have both been cancelled and will be replaced by a Council Meeting at 10 am on Thursday 17th November at the same venue.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

LAANC Response to CAA Consultation, CAP 1389

Please follow this link to view LAANC's detailed on-line response to the CAA Consultation on proposals for a revised airspace change process, CAP 1389.

"The purpose of this consultation is for the CAA to learn your views on some changes we are considering making to our airspace change decision-making process. Our objective is to optimise our process to ensure that all stakeholders are adequately consulted as part of a transparent, proportionate process. The process should be impartial and evidence based, and should take proper account of the needs and interests of all affected stakeholders." CAA, March 2016

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Cranford Alternation Planning Letter


Please follow the link below to view the

Cranford Alternation Planning Letter, 26/1/2016 

Assessing the Airport Commission report


Please follow the link below to view the "Report by Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth, and Windsor and Maidenhead councils, members of the 2M Group, October 2015".


Assessing the work of the Airports Commission 

Defra Noise Research Reports

Summarised below are links to a suite of noise research reports recently issued by Defra.

 January 2016 Reports


1.      Review of SAHSU :


2.      Hypertension Review :


3.      Investigation into the potential for a UK-wide Support Infrastructure for Low Frequency Noise Sufferers:


4.      Focussed Noise Monitoring Study 2013 (2 reports):


5.      Environmental Noise Valuation - the costs and benefits of remediation measures


6.      Effects of EIA on Planning with regard to human health, flora, fauna and the built environment:  


7.      Documenting Production of Round 2 Noise Maps (2 reports): 


8.      Comparison of the impact of using different input parameters between Round 1 and Round 2 noise mapping:


9.      Evidence and Usage of SOAEL, LOAEL, etc.:   


10.     Possible Options for Identification of SOAEL and LOAEL:   


December 2015 Reports


11.     Survey of Noise Attitudes (SoNA2013):   



12.     Additional Analysis of the NNAS2012 Dataset: