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Heathrow: Noise Monitoring

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00 am, 30th March 2017

We have tried to set out the impact of the change in broad terms. It is certainly the case that in comparison with Gatwick and its fully mixed-mode operation, Heathrow, across three runways, is able to offer respite in a way that was not assumed by the Airports Commission in its consideration of both proposals. The impact on neighbouring communities is one factor among many that the commission considered, as did the Government.