Adverse effect of Heathrow on London boroughs

MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many households are affected by aircraft noise emanating from the Heathrow flight paths in each London borough?


Answer for Adverse effect of Heathrow on London boroughs

Answer for Adverse effect of Heathrow on London boroughs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor received 26 July 2013.

The 'Strategic Noise Maps for Heathrow Airport 2011' report (Environmental Research and Consultancy Department of the Civil Aviation Authority on behalf of the Department for Transport, June 2013) show 766,100 people and approximately 330,000 households exposed to aircraft noise of 55 dB Lden and above. The Report does not show the information by borough.

TfL estimates that the approximate distribution of population and households by London Borough within the Heathrow 2011 55 dB Lden noise contour to be:

LB of Hounslow 24.2% LB of Richmond upon Thames 15.7% LB of Wandsworth 14.5% LB of Lambeth 10.7% LB of Hammersmith & Fulham 9.3% LB of Ealing 3.7% LB of Kensington and Chelsea 2.1% LB of Hillingdon 1.2% LB of Southwark 0.1%

The remaining 18 per cent are in the civil administrations outside of London, in Bracknell Forest, Runnymede District, Slough, Spelthorne District, South Bucks and Windsor and Maidenhead.