| Press Release - 2 September 2009
PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS AIRPORT NOISE ACTION PLAN
Henham Parish Council is inviting people from the village and beyond to attend a public meeting on aircraft noise to be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15 September at OSCA (Old School), Crow Street, Henham.
Aircraft noise is a major problem across the community already and the prospect of more flights on the existing runway brings with it the threat of even greater noise nuisance. However, far from setting targets and limits in its draft Noise Action Plan consultation, BAA is proposing little meaningful new action - a serious concern to Henham Parish Council.
The parish is keen to ensure that as many people as possible understand the limited value of the draft plan and press for stronger measures from the airport operator to bear down on aircraft noise than those which are currently proposed. Stop Stansted Expansion's (SSE's) noise adviser Martin Peachey will make a presentation at the meeting explaining these concerns and will respond to questions from those present who are trying to get to grips with the consultation.
Commenting ahead of the meeting, Parish Chairman Nick Baker said: "We invite all who share our concerns about tackling the problems of aircraft noise - now and in the future - to come to our meeting and to make sure they don't miss the opportunity to make their views known by responding to BAA's consultation before the closing date of 2 October."
The meeting is open to everyone from Henham and beyond with an interest in airport-related noise.
SSE has produced guidance to help with responses to the consultation questionnaire. This is available on request from SSE on 01279 870558 or online.
Carol Barbone, Campaign Director, SSE: M 0777 552 3091, firstname.lastname@example.org