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Mapping Noise – The Original Story Behind Noise Mapping Around London City Airport

On 16 Jun 2010 Louise posted in Featured, News

Mapping for Change Noise Maps are being used by the Royal Docks community to convey their concerns over noise levels generating from London City Airport to the GLA Environment Committee.

The Greater London Authority’s environment committee has launched an inquiry into the environmental controls around the expansion of London City Airport, which could see flights increase from 91,000 to 120,000 annually. On Friday, the Committee made a site visit to the airport and local area, and also gave members of the local community an opportunity to express their concerns. Fight the Flights, a local campaign group, have launched a High Court challenge against the council’s expansion decision.

Over the past few weeks, Fight the Flights has borrowed noise meters from MfC and carried out a community noise survey in three of the boroughs surrounding London City Airport. Luckily, the noise survey includes the time during the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland and therefore a period of no flights above the London skies, which is a rarity. We will show the maps with the outcomes of this analysis soon.

Click here to see a recent article in the London Evening Standard

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