Helicopter noise (1)

MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I welcome your reply to Question 2016/1964 on helicopter noise, especially relating to your commitment to update London's Ambient Noise Strategy.  However as the last strategy was published back in March 2004 many people would now welcome a far more specific time commitment than merely your statement that it will be updated 'in due course'.  Are you now willing to provide a precise deadline as to when London's Ambient Noise Strategy will finally be updated?


Answer for Helicopter noise (1)

Answer for Helicopter noise (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Localism Act 2011 enables the GLA to produce a single London Environment Strategy, rather than the current suite of separate environmental strategies. My Ambient Noise Strategy will be included in this single strategy. Officers are currently working out the scope, issues and evidence and how the London Environment Strategy will integrate with the other strategies that I intend to produce. A timetable for its publication will be available later this year with the aim of producing the Strategy next year.