SASIG Response. National Aviation Policy Review – ‘Scoping document’ consultation

Please see above for the Strategic Aviation Special Interest Group of the Local Government Association (SASIG) response to the National Aviation Policy Review. This response  recognises the importance of the Government’s programme to underpin existing, and secure future, economic growth, and are eager to support that, as appropriate for Local Authorities, across all sectors, of which the aviation industry is one. SASIG sees a need for the next stage of this policy review to embrace this broader aim by addressing the areas that have not been adequately addressed in the process so far:

strategic planning;

• transparent, accepted methodology for calculating economic value;

• understanding how to capture projected economic benefits;

• application of a ‘noise envelope’ to provide reduced noise impacts;

• improved understanding of the impacts of concentration and dispersion of flightpaths;

• progression towards a ban on night flights where residents are overflown;

• integration with climate change policy to meet the required targets;

• integration with rail policy;

• provision and improvement of surface access connections with airports; and

• support for and development of community involvement.