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Noise Action Plan 2019-2023 public consultation

16 May 2018

Today we have launched a public consultation on Heathrow’s draft 2019-2023 Noise Action Plan which sets out how Heathrow plans to manage and reduce the impact of aircraft noise over a five-year period. More information, including how to respond to the consultation, and a downloadable copy of the plan is available on our consultation website


Welcome to Heathrow's aircraft noise website

We know that as well as bringing huge benefits to the UK, an airport the size and importance of Heathrow has downsides for people living nearby, in particular the challenge of aircraft noise.

Heathrow is at the forefront of international efforts to tackle noise. As a result, even though the number of planes has gone up, Heathrow's noise footprint has shrunk considerably over the past few decades. But despite these efforts we know that noise remains an issue. We are committed to addressing it and to reduce the impact of noise on residents.

This site explains Heathrow’s operations including information on flights paths and the rules governing the airport. You can track flights on maps, make a noise complaint and find out what we’re doing to make Heathrow quieter. You’ll also find information on future plans including potential airspace changes.

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0800 344844


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