BAA compensation scheme more generous than before but ‘will still leave a lot of people disappointed’

BAA Consult on compensation scheme

Campaign group HACAN has welcomed the fact that more people will be entitled to compensation and mitigation under BAA’s new scheme, which went out to public consultation yesterday (1). But HACAN argues that the scheme still does not reach everybody disturbed by aircraft noise.
Under the new scheme BAA is preparing to extend the area where people are entitled to help with moving house if they want to escape the noise. It is also proposing to help more people pay for double-glazing.
HACAN chair John Stewart said: “The scheme is more generous than before. We welcome that. But there will still leave a lot of people under the flight paths disappointed that they will not be entitled to help.