Question: Gatwick Airport Noise Compensation Scheme (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0623
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Were the proposed Isle of Grain Airport to introduce a scheme on the same terms, how many homeowners would require compensation?

Answer

Answer for Question: Gatwick Airport Noise Compensation Scheme (3)

Answer for Question: Gatwick Airport Noise Compensation Scheme (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The limits of the proposed Gatwick scheme appear arbitrary. It will cover homes in a very thin, straight line, up to 15km from the ends of the runway. Current flight paths, particularly take-offs, frequently deviate from this line.

If we build the four runway hub airport at Heathrow, and allow for technological improvements, 967,000 people would be exposed to potentially harmful noise levels in 2050. At Gatwick, this figure would be around 100,000. At the Isle of Grain, this figure would be 31,500.