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Topic 13: Air Transport

Heathrow - note on effects of noise

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Transport Watch canvasses for three areas of research:

 

1
The land take per passenger-km. E.g., (a) the areas of the airports themselves plus (b) other areas affected by noise (suitably weighted). Those areas divided by the passenger-km generated could be compared with the same data for roads and rail.
2
The need to incorporate the time lost to people on the ground due to aircraft noise when evaluating airport proposals. E.g. if 300 people save 6 hours by air but disturb as few as 55,000 people on the ground for 2 minutes then the time lost will exceed the time gained. Should, or do, such calculations form part of the decision process?
3
The extent to which military airports in the UK could be used for joint military and civilian use.

 

Cranfield University is a poit of contact

June 2016,

We have a devastating calculation as to the loss suffered by those on the gound affected by the proposed third runway at Heathrow/  It is here.  The anysis suggests that the the value of the time losts on the gournd due to aircraft noise may destoy th4 busness case for the thrd runway..



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