Aviation: Noise

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will assess the potential merits of changing the boundaries at which communities affected by aircraft noise receive compensation.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Following its recent Airspace Policy consultation, the Department implemented changes to its policy on compensation for communities affected by noise as a result of airspace change. The Government will undertake additional consideration of this issue through the new aviation strategy it is currently developing.

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