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Aviation: Noise

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which noise monitors in (a) Wandsworth, (b) South West London and (c) West London have provided data used in noise pollution modelling as part of the Project for the Sustainable Development of Heathrow; where those noise monitors were situated; and if he will make a statement. (146303)

Modelling to estimate future aircraft noise exposure at Heathrow is being carried out using the Civil Aviation Authority’s Aircraft Noise Contour Model (ANCON). The model is validated against information obtained from 10 fixed monitors under the departure tracks at Heathrow, supplemented by additional mobile noise monitors. Since 2000, monitoring has included data from mobile monitors in Fulham, Barnes, Richmond, Isleworth and Twickenham. The methodology is set out in ERCD Report 0307 and the location of fixed and mobile monitoring sites is shown in ERCD Report 0406, both of which are available on the CAA website

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