CAGNE, (Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emission), embark on a survey of attitudes towards Gatwick’s aircraft noise in Sussex, Surrey and Kent and ask communities to get involved.
Pictured is CAGNE committee members surveying residents about aircraft noise – has it improved or worsened since concentrated flight paths were introduced; should there be a ban on night flights? And do residents support Gatwick’s desire for expansion with or without Heathrow R3?
Communities do not have to wait for a visit from the CAGNE committee to take part, they can complete the survey via https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TMT5QC9.
The survey will close at the end of December.
Sally Pavey Chair of CAGNE said: “We encourage everyone that hears aircraft noise, whether it be Gatwick arrivals, departures or both, to take part so that we can produce a truly independent survey of communities attitudes towards aircraft noise. This survey will then go forward to the Government as part of the Department for Transport call for evidence on how aircraft noise significantly affects lives, wellbeing and the impact it has on residents sleep”.
Last week the Government finally released the long awaited Clean Growth Strategy, published by BEIS, in relation to plans to deliver the carbon reductions needed by the Climate Change Act.
Sadly aviation has been grouped in with shipping and is detailed at 44MtCO2 leaving other industries to reduce carbon and in so doing ignoring the impact aviation has in breaching carbon targets of 37.5MtCO2.
“A new runway at Gatwick would breach the carbon limits as set out by the Climate Change Act as would a new runway at Heathrow. Goodness knows what a runway at each would do to other industries that surely would have to cut emission to allow aviation to grow. Nothing seems clearer from this new report, in fact it could be said that the report makes matters foggier as seems to wish to ignore the environmental impact aviation aircraft movements has directly on climate change,” said Sally.