Letter to Airports Commission about independent noise regulator

Date published: 
29 November 2013

Our Transport and Environment Committees have written to the Airports Commission supporting the establishment of an independent regulator to protect those affected by aviation noise – including an estimated 700,000 Londoners suffering from Heathrow noise pollution.

The letter says Londoners must be confident that aviation noise levels are being monitored and action will be taken if levels are excessive. Members also said the regulator would need right powers and sufficient independence to command public trust. The Committees urge the Commission to include the proposal in its forthcoming interim report.

Assembly Members also called for the Airports Commission to develop a national strategy to improve rail links at all airports.

Read the letter in full below