Heathrow noise insulation compensation scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1748
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A third runway at Heathrow Airport would worsen Londoners' exposure to noise. An additional 300,000 people would be affected. To mitigate the impact on communities, the Secretary of State for Transport is proposing a noise insulation compensation scheme to help fund replacement windows, secondary glazing and other measures in homes, schools and community buildings. Do you agree that it will do nothing to compensate Londoners for the aircraft noise experienced outdoors in the street or a garden and lead to a deterioration of peoples' health and quality of life?

Answer

Answer for Heathrow noise insulation compensation scheme

Answer for Heathrow noise insulation compensation scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Analysis by the Civil Aviation Authority undertaken for Government - and released in a recent Freedom of Information request - found that 2.2 million people would experience a significant increase in aircraft noise as a result of a third runway at Heathrow.

The noise compensation measures being proposed are wholly inadequate to address these impacts. This is clearly unacceptable and I will continue to make the case for people's health and quality of life which cannot be sacrificed in this way.