Brize Norton Action Group has written
to WODC Councillors on the subject|
East Development – Aircraft Noise, Light and Air
We are sure
you are aware of the problem of aircraft noise from RAF
Brize Norton It is accepted by the MOD that noise complaints
have risen steeply since the arrival of aircraft from RAF
Lyneham. Brize Norton, Black Bourton, Alvescot and parts of
Shilton Park are badly affected. There appears to be no
realistic solution to the problem.
houses in a known problem area when other more suitable
sites are available?
The simple fact
is that aircraft taxiing, taking off, landing and on engine
tests all create noise which may be partly mitigated, but
will always create a major problem for
residents living near by. Think of Heathrow, if the problem
could have been solved, it would have been by now.
The very nature
of military flying dictates that aircraft take off and land
at any time of the day or night. Operational requirements
are such that engine testing may be permitted at any time,
subject to permission from an officer on the station.
studies have clearly shown that the noise levels are
unacceptable on the proposed site of the new estate. Please
look at published data, some of which is in the dossier we
sent to you.
from the base at night it is ever present, why choose to
build next to it?
is a problem. Compounds produced by the partial combustion
of hydrocarbons are complex and can be extremely harmful,
which is why we fit catalytic converters to eliminate them
from our car exhausts.
behalf of Brize Norton Action Group