Aircraft noise in the Tyne Valley: petition to Newcastle Airport
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One of the main routes for aircraft taking off from Newcastle International Airport passes over the following communities in the Tyne Valley: Heddon-on-the-Wall, Ryton, Clara Vale, Crawcrook, Greenside and Wylam. Noise pollution from planes climbing out of Newcastle Airport is having an impact on residents of these villages at all times of day but especially in the early morning during peak holiday times.
There is well researched evidence that noise and, in particular, aircraft noise can have a negative effect on the health and well being of people and that agreed official measures of monitored noise levels are not necessarily good indicators of the subjective experience of noise and its effect on individuals.
This petition is therefore aimed at asking Newcastle Airport to deliver the following benefits to these communities:
- Moving of the route to another, less populated location
or the sharing of the route with another location
to deliver at least:
- An overall reduction in the number of flights using this route per 24 hour period based on data from 2015/16
- A 50% reduction in the number of flights using this route in the early hours of the morning during peak holiday seasons based on data from 2015/16
- The start time for early morning flights using this route to be put back to 07:00
Residents of these communities also wish to be included, via representatives, in future consultations concerning the management of noise pollution arising from aircraft taking off from Newcastle Airport as it affects this part of the Tyne Valley.
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