|Quiz BAA about Aircraft Noise at Town Hall Tonight|
Senior executives will answer questions at committee meeting
Hammersmith and Fulham residents who are concerned about disruptive aircraft noise at Heathrow are invited to a public hearing tonight, November 6 at Hammersmith Town Hall.
Senior executives from the airport’s owners, BAA, will attend Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Transport Select Committee to answer questions about BAA’s trial of new runway rules.
Complaints about BAA’s ‘operational freedoms trial’ – which allows the airport operator to use runways simultaneously under certain circumstances – are soaring in H&F, according to the council.
Councillor Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler, H&F Cabinet Member for Transport & Technical Services, says: “Residents’ complaints over aircraft noise have overwhelmed Heathrow’s complaints department to the point where they can no longer function properly.
"BAA should not try to ignore this massive groundswell of opinion as, if this trial were to become permanent, residents could be subjected to intolerable disruption forever.
“We now need to get more detailed answers from BAA about what has gone wrong with their trial at our public scrutiny meeting.”
Cheryl Monk, BAA’s Head of Community Engagement, and Tim Hardy, BAA’s Director of Airside, will give a presentation on the Operational Freedoms trial followed by a question and answer session with Transport Select Committee councillors and residents.
The public meeting, which will focus solely on the operational freedoms trial at Heathrow, starts this evening at 7pm at Hammersmith Town Hall.
Residents, who are disturbed by aircraft noise, should respond directly to BAA so that concerns are formally logged in their consultation. Visit the Heathrow Noise Action Website call 0800 344 844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 6, 2012