| GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIONS ON AVIATION STRATEGY 2017-2019
THE FUTURE OF UK AVIATION
In December 2018 the Department for Transport (DfT) published for consultation its green paper with proposals for a new aviation strategy 'Aviation 2050: The Future of UK Aviation'. The strategy sets out DfT's approach to the challenges and opportunities for aviation to 2050 including managing the impact of growth on the environment including carbon emissions, air quality and noise. SSE is particularly concerned at the overwhelming focus on the interests of air passengers and the aviation industry generally at the expense of those within the community who ultimately pay the price for expansion being proposed. SSE submitted a 16-page submission in response and called for a far more rigorous and more clearly defined policy objective to continuously reduce the total adverse effects on health and quality of life from aviation noise.
This followed SSE's earlier response to DfT's Call for Evidence on Aviation Strategy in October 2017.
NEW AVIATION FORECASTS
Following the close of the foundation consultation, the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, has presented a Ministerial Statement to the House of Commons (24 October 2017) announcing, amongst other things, the new UK aviation demand forecasts and projections for CO2 emissions, including expectations for Stansted Airport. SSE is currently reviewing these forecasts and will comment further in due course.
SSE submission to Environmental Audit Committee on Sustainable Tourism
SSE response to Department for Transport Consultation Aviation 2050:
The Future of UK Aviation (June 2019)
SSE response to Department for Transport
Call for Evidence on Aviation Strategy (October 2017)
Department for Transport Consultation -
A new aviation strategy for the UK:
Call for Evidence (July 2017)