GATWICK NOISE METRICS DISCUSSION PAPER



GATWICK NOISE METRICS DISCUSSION PAPER

Noise disturbance is often the most significant issue raised by local communities concerned about airport expansion and also accounts for the vast majority of complaints about airport operations. As aviation growth continues to outstrip the rate of technical and operational improvement, the number of people exposed to noise around UK airports is increasing; a trend that is unsustainable.

To address this situation, Gatwick’s Noise Management Board (“NMB”) is coordinating a number of work plan activities, targeted at reducing the noise burden currently being endured by communities.
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