The CAA has this week (30th October) ruled that Heathrow’s airspace change proposals cannot progress to the next stage (of the CAP1616 process) because they took a different approach to the one they’d engaged on and stakeholders were not given an opportunity to provide feedback!
Heathrow will be able to resubmit their proposals for approval to the next stage once they can satisfy the criteria. However, this is likely to add a further delay to the progress being made with a public consultation on flight path options not expected until 2025.
Following the DfT launch of their consultation on a new night noise objective HACAN appeared on BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Berkshire on 12th April 2023 to share our views on the impact of night flights.
Heathrow have published their new Noise Action Plan for consultation. You can find out more details here.
Consequently, we’ve produced a response to help you raise your concerns about Heathrow’s plans.
Inquiry into the health impacts of artificial light and noise.
CAP1616 is the CAA process that guides an airport that is seeking to make changes to how they utilise their airspace.
We’ve produced this response guide to help members who wish to engage with this technical consultation.