Civil Aviation Noise

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 October 2018.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 12:00, 11 October 2018

We have set a policy framework which expects industry to manage and provide mitigation for aviation noise. Within this, the overall level of civil aviation noise in the UK continues to decrease. Last October, I introduced a suite of new policies which enhance the way the impact of noise on communities is assessed in airspace changes. At the same time, I announced the establishment of an Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise. Through the development of our new aviation strategy, we are now looking also at the regulatory framework, to make sure we have the right protection in place for local communities.