The latest RSP consultation is now open and will run until 11.59pm on Friday 16th February 2018.
Copies of all the updated consultation documents can be found on this link which also includes the online feedback form. To make the documents easier to navigate we suggest that they are first downloaded.
There are updates regarding environmental issues, the effect on climate change, biodiversity and general health as well as some changes to infrastructure and landscaping as shown on the masterplan below. It will take some thorough reading to fully identify all the changes.
A new document details RSP’s proposed noise mitigation plan – the main points include:
- limiting the type of aircraft at night by noise classification or quota count.
- limiting night flights to an annual quota of 4000 for freight.
- limiting scheduled passenger aircraft during the shoulder period, 6.00am-7.00am, to an annual quota of 2000.
- the provision of monetary compensation, £4000 is quoted, to provide noise insulation for residential properties deemed eligible.
- provision for “reasonable levels of noise insulation and ventilation for schools and community buildings” affected by noise during the 16 hour operating period.
RSP also say that they will establish a Community Consultative Committee which will have an independent chair and secretary, paid by the airport operator, meeting quarterly at the airport with a published agenda and minutes of each meeting.
They would establish a Community Trust Fund into which penalties, for flights exceeding noise limitations or deviating from the flight track, will be paid.
Full details of this new document can be found here – http://rsp.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/05-Noise-Mitigation-Plan-2018.pdf
There will be two consultation events open to the public where any queries can be addressed:
- The Comfort Inn, Ramsgate, Tuesday 23 January: 12pm – 8pm.
- The King’s Hall, Herne Bay, Wednesday 24 January: 12pm – 8pm.
Please review the documents and feedback your comments to RSP. You can find all the details of how to respond on their consultation page.