The Heathrow Community Engagement Board (HCEB) acts as a focal point for engagement between Heathrow airport, local authorities, community groups, passengers and other airport users.
The creation of a community engagement board was one of the measures recommended by the Airports Commission to help ensure that all local communities can contribute effectively to the planning process for the proposed expansion of the airport.
The Noise Performance Meeting comprises of Heathrow representatives along with local authority Environmental Health Officers (EHO) who are responsible for noise related issues within their local borough. The purpose of this quarterly meeting is to work alongside local authority representations, and for the good as a whole to receive and consider technical data from the Noise and Track-Keeping System and related reports. We will share information between the airport and local authorities in an effective, transparent manner, and continue to involve local council representatives to help manage effective ways of mitigating aircraft noise.
The Heathrow Strategic Noise Advisory Group (HSNAG, formerly Heathrow Noise Forum) provides a forum for a representative group of stakeholders to collaborate to reduce aircraft noise around Heathrow.
Topics normally fall into one of the categories of aircraft noise management set out in ICAO’s Balanced Approach or one that cuts across these elements (e.g. communication); quieter planes, quieter procedures, land use and mitigation, operating restrictions, communication and other non-acoustic measures.