Residents welcome Planning Bill withdrawal

Residents campaigning on the issue of aircraft noise have welcomed the decision of the Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, to withdraw the controversial Planning Bill 2013. The umbrella campaign group, Belfast City Airport Watch (BCAW), was particularly concerned about the Bill because a successful High Court case which it brought in 2011 would … [Read more...]

Alarm at research linking strokes and heart disease to aircraft noise

Residents affected by aircraft noise in Belfast and north Down have expressed concern at the findings of a new study which links the incidence of strokes and heart disease to aircraft noise. The study, which has just been published in the British Medical Journal, found that the risk of being admitted to hospital because of a stroke or heart … [Read more...]

Joe Watson

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Joe Watson, Director and Steering Group member at BCAW, who died earlier this week after a very short illness. Joe was a tireless and passionate community worker, trade unionist and campaigner. He will be greatly missed by all of us at BCAW. Our deepest sympathies to his family, including his wife … [Read more...]

Belfast Telegraph exclusive: GBBCA’s own figures reveal serious noise issue

The Belfast Telegraph has an exclusive story – George Best Belfast City Airport’s own figures reveal that more than 8,500 residents are subjected to serious levels of noise, as defined by the UK government. Read more here: http://bit.ly/12R2GU5 … [Read more...]