Aircraft noise complaints in Wandsworth

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0875
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

With over 500 complaints in Wandsworth on aircraft noise, what have you done over your political term on noise issues?

Answer

Answer for Aircraft noise complaints in Wandsworth

Answer for Aircraft noise complaints in Wandsworth

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I recognise the important impact that exposure to noise has on the quality of life of many Londoners. That is why I successfully opposed the 3rd runway expansion of Heathrow, which would have extended the noise impact over a greater swathe of London

The Ambient Noise Strategy sets out my approach to aircraft noise. In addition, I have provided responses to relevant consultations carried out by the airports, the Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) / National Air Traffic Service (NATS) relating to aircraft noise in London. For example, most recently, I responded to the Heathrow Airport consultation on noise mitigation schemes calling for the noise mitigation scheme to be extended to more households.

In addition, looking to the longer term, I have lobbied Government to consider options for new airport capacity which do not directly overfly London or other densely populated communities.