Departing ICCAN tell Aviation Minister that the aircraft noise issue…

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Departing ICCAN tell Aviation Minister that the aircraft noise issue…

Departing ICCAN tell Aviation Minister that the aircraft noise issue should be dealt with by an independent body, with “clout”
2021-10-06 22:26:00
The DfT decided, at the start of September, that the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) would be closed down at the end of September. This happened even though there is no replacement for them, to give an independent voice on aircraft noise issues.  The Commissioners have written to the Aviation Minster, Robert Courts. In their letter they say, on the breakdown of trust by overflown communities, the government and the aviation industry: “That breakdown was simplistically interpreted as an issue between airports and communities, although our work has revealed that there was also a disconnect between Government policy, regulation, industry and community ambitions.” And “We hope you will look objectively at who is best to carry ICCAN’s work forward and we offer our views in good faith. However, for the vast majority of our work it is hard not to conclude that only a body independent of Government and aviation regulation, empowered with sufficient clout by the Government, can deliver a coherent programme for change in how aviation noise is managed.” .Tweet   Letter from the ICCAN Commissioners to the Aviation Minister Robert Courts MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Department for Transport Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR 30 September 2021 Dear Minister, I write on behalf of the ICCAN Commissioners to set out our final advice on the most pressing noise issues and how the ICCAN work should be progressed. We have taken account of the ICCAN secretariat’s early discussions with DfT and CAA staff; however, these are our recommendations as independent Commissioners. We have set out our recommendations for each area of work in terms of priority, risks and who best to do it in the annex to this letter. You will have been made aware of the concerns at the change of approach to aviation noise management from many aviation stakeholders, which appears to have reduced public confidence in both the Department and the Government on aviation noise issues. ICCAN was set up because the Airports Commission recognised that relationships between parties on aviation noise were fractured and an impediment to aviation growth. That breakdown was simplistically interpreted as an issue between airports and communities, although our work has revealed that there was also a disconnect between Government policy, regulation, industry and community ambitions. In a very short time ICCAN has identified shared views betwee

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