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Introduction to the HCNF

Background

The Heathrow Community Noise Forum was set up in 2015 and is made up of representatives from 12 local authorities around Heathrow, NATS, BA, DfT, CAA and Heathrow.

Heathrow set up the forum in response to local concerns regarding future changes to airspace as a result of the Government’s Future Airspace Strategy.

Aims

The aims of the Forum are to:

  • keep community representatives and local authority stakeholders informed and seek their input in preparing for and consulting on future airspace modernisation as part of the Government’s Future Airspace Strategy;
  • improve understanding of members on Heathrow’s operations and airspace issues;
  • seek input from members to inform the communications approach to trials and public consultations regarding potential airspace changes;
  • build trust in the data through members involvement in the independent verification of the data and analysis of data.

Terms of Reference

See the Forum's Terms of Reference

Action plan

The Forum's Action Plan for this year can be found here.

Public gallery

There is a public gallery at each of the meetings which members of the public are welcome to come and observe. As there are only a limited number of spaces in the gallery, we would ask you to pre-register if you would like to attend by emailing noise@heathrow.com with ‘Heathrow Community Noise Forum attendance’ in the subject heading.

Meeting schedule

The next scheduled meeting is listed below:

  • Wednesday 23 November 2016, 1pm-4pm, Heathrow Academy

Meeting notes and presentations

Meeting notes and presentations from each of the previous meetings can be found here.

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