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Heathrow Community Noise Forum

Description

The Heathrow Community Noise Forum was set up in 2015 and is made up of representatives from local authorities around Heathrow, NATS, BA, DfT, CAA and Heathrow.

Heathrow set up the forum in response to local concerns regarding future changes to airspace as a result of the Government’s airspace modernisation strategy.

Aims

The aims of the Forum are to:

  • keep community representatives and local authority stakeholders informed and seek their input in preparing for and consulting on future airspace modernisation as part of the Government’s airspace modernisation strategy and airspace changes associated with Heathrow expansion;
  • improve understanding of members on Heathrow’s operations and airspace issues;
  • seek input from members to inform the communications approach to trials and public consultations regarding potential airspace changes;
  • build trust in the data through members involvement in the independent verification of the data and analysis of data.