Vote against Manston Airport night flights plan BBC 25th May 2012 Plans for night flights from Manston Airport in Kent have been opposed by Thanet District Council. At a meeting on Thursday, the Labour-controlled council voted against all night flights to or from the airport. Charles Buchanan, the airport’s chief executive, said: “We are disappointed the council is not supporting …Read More »
This email is to register that I am AGAINST night flights between 11pm and 7am to & from Manston Airport.
There are many occasions (particularly on Sundays) when aircraft approaching Manston fly very low close to my home. Although this is bearable during the daytime, it will not be during the night as my sleep will be disturbed.
I am sending this email to register that I am AGAINST NIGHT FLIGHTS between 11pm and 7am.
I feel that as I am so close to the flight path, night flights would not only disrupt my sleep but also that of my young children and that in turn would affect their ability to learn at school.Read More »
Manston's night flying application was backed up by a report on noise nuisance from Bickerdike Allen Partners (BAP). The BAP report assumes that house windows are closed all year, thus understating the decibels heard by residents by 27dB.
The Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) report picks up on this:
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[p15] This of course fails to consider the partially open window situation described in both WHO guidelines and PPG24, which might be expected in the late spring, summer and early autumn months of the year. This corresponds to the months of year covered by the summer timetable in which the bulk of activity occurs at most airports in the UK.