Heathrow Airport consults community about noise scheme

Heathrow Airport consults community about noise schemeHeathrow Airport this week (May 9th) began a public consultation which will last for 12 weeks.

The event will focus on the travel hub's mitigation schemes, which are designed to lessen the impact that noise from aircrafts has on the local community.

As part of its Noise Action Plan – a five-year initiative that outlines how the facility will manage noise – the travel hub agreed to review the schemes.

“Whilst Heathrow generates many social and economic benefits for the local area, aircraft noise can be disturbing for people who live or work nearby… We’re keen to hear views on the proposals from local people and encourage them to get in touch,"Colin Matthews, chief executive officer of BAA, Heathrow’s owners, said.

The scheme offers financial support to locals who want to fit double glazing in their homes, as well as some who have decided to leave the area.

In addition, the travel hub is doing its bit to help the environment. Last month, it bought hydrogen generator units to reduce vehicle emissions.

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