LADACAN snapshot

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The Luton Airport operators appeared before the St Albans District Council scrutiny committee on Wed 17th May 2017 to be quizzed over the increasing noise impact of flights since the introduction of RNAV navigation technology. Click >> SADC meeting

Luton Borough Council has set aside one of the strictest noise control conditions laid down when Luton Airport was granted permission to double its passenger capacity in December 2013, and adopted a significantly watered-down alternative condition from the Airport operators without modification. Click here for details >> Noise control

Between now and end of July 2017, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be collecting data ready to review the effectiveness of the first RNAV “GPS-based navigation” route implementation at Luton Airport in meeting its design objectives. Data will include complaints figures and technical information. Click for details >> RNAV review

Luton Airport is getting busier more quickly than the operators had anticipated when the Planning Application for capacity expansion was made. Numbers of flights and aircraft noise due to heavier loading and larger planes are increasing faster than the hoped-for investment in aircraft with slightly quieter engines. Click for details >> Noise burden

One of the Planning Conditions which emerged as a result of the recently granted expansion planning application has been challenged by the airport and the airlines. This Condition governs the noise levels above which flights are fined. For more on this story and to see the LADACAN input, click here >> Planning conditions

In September 2015 Luton Airport introduced a system called RNAV to control aircraft navigation more tightly on one of its departure routes. It is intended to keep aircraft from overflying Hemel and St Albans, by keeping them more closely on the designated route. For more details click here >> RNAV implementation

The Noise Action Plan for Luton Airport has been reviewed and updated, and LADACAN was involved in the consultation. We sought to influence the airport operators LLAOL to give it more teeth. For more on this story and to see the LADACAN consultation response, click here >> Noise Action Plan

Who are we?
LADACAN stands for the Luton And District Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise. We are a residents’ group concerned primarily about the impacts of Luton Airport expansion on noise, air pollution and surface transport congestion. To find out more about what we do, to contact us and to join LADACAN, click here >> About us

To download our recent newsletter, click this link: LADACAN newsletter

What influence do we have?
LADACAN has a seat on the London Luton Airport Consultative Committee (LLACC) and on its Noise and Track Subcommittee (NTSC). These committees, comprising of local councillors and representatives of local communities as well as the airport and the airlines, meet every 3 months to discuss issues of concern. See for more information.

Links to other allied Luton Airport campaign groups:
St Albans Quieter Skies (STAQS) –
Save our Skies St Albans –
Harpenden Sky –