Why is there so much more aircraft noise from Luton Airport these days?
Luton Airport is getting busier far more quickly than we were told it would when Luton Borough Council gave it permission to double its capacity. Why? Because the Council’s airport holding company LLAL incentivised rapid growth by discounting the concession fee payable to operate the airport. Click for details about 40% more flights, more noisy hours in the day, larger and noisier aircraft, and how to complain >> Aircraft noise
What are our local Councils doing about it?
Luton Airport’s bosses were called to a St Albans District Council scrutiny meeting on Wed 17th May 2017 to be quizzed over the increasing noise from flights since the introduction of RNAV to concentrate flight paths in 2015. Click >> SADC meeting
Luton Borough Council owns the airport through a holding company LLAL which has incentivised its rapid growth to create cash for Luton. LBC set aside one of the strictest noise control conditions laid down when Luton Airport was granted permission to double passenger capacity, and has allowed fines for noisy aircraft to be reduced to just £100. Click here for details >> Planning controls
What’s all this talk about RNAV?
Up until the end of Sep 2017, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be collecting data about whether the first RNAV “GPS-based navigation” route implementation at Luton Airport has actually reduced noise. If you live in Redbourn, St Albans or Harpenden, or are flown over like Sandridge, Redbournbury and Childwickbury, click >> RNAV review
Tell the Civil Aviation Authority what you think about noise from Luton Airport !
The CAA is running an online survey and wants to hear from people affected by aircraft noise to get a better understanding of the cause and what they want done about it. You can find the survey on the link below – it only takes 5 minutes so PLEASE fill it in:
Who are we?
LADACAN stands for the Luton And District Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise. We are members of the airport’s Consultative Committee and we fight against aircraft noise and further expansion of Luton Airport, given that its planes overfly so many rural towns and villages as well as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. To find out more about what we do and to join LADACAN, click here >> About us
To download our recent newsletter, click this link >>: LADACAN newsletter
LADACAN fully supports the creation of an independent aircraft noise regulator and new legislation compelling airports to reduce noise by forcing airlines to fly quieter planes, by banning the noisiest aircraft, and by restricting night flights. We have co-signed a strong statement by the Aviation Communities Forum >> ACF statement