Gatwick Obviously

e-newsletter No.92

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Effective Terms of Reference

Let's cut to the chase.

Given the failure of Gatwick's Noise Management Board to secure truly beneficial change for those on the ground since it came into being in the Summer of 2016, we have asked, with all other community noise groups, for new and effective Terms of Reference to be adopted. And adopted very soon.

That is our absolute focus right now.

The government's 2013 Aviation Policy Framework states that '…as a general principle the government expects that future growth in aviation should ensure that benefits are shared between the aviation industry and local communities. This means that the industry must continue to reduce and mitigate noise as airport capacity grows.'

This has simply not happened at Gatwick and indeed the noise position has actually become worse over the last 5 years.

You probably don't need me to tell you that.

It's down to the DfT to regulate this policy. Not us.

We believe in total transparency. So here, for clarity, is the Terms of Reference document the groups have formally proposed. This will be discussed on 26th September at the next NMB meeting.


Martin Barraud
Gatwick Obviously Not

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September 21st 2018

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