Belfast City Airport Watch welcomes Minister’s action on City Airport inquiry’s noise recommendations

Residents affected by aircraft noise from George Best Belfast City Airport have welcomed confirmation by the Minister for Infrastructure, Chris Hazzard, that he has instructed officials to work towards full implementation of the recommendations of a crucial public inquiry report. The airport had been seeking significant changes to its planning … [Read more...]

BCAW call for independent airport noise regulator

If George Best Belfast City Airport’s expansion are enacted, it could make the airport one of the noisiest in the UK in terms of population impact. Find out why we’re so concerned about the airport’s plans, and about our own proposal for an independent aircraft noise regulator. Read the full story on the Belfast Telegraph website here. … [Read more...]

How to minimise noise and boost NI’s economy

We want to see an independent aircraft noise regulator and an airports strategy for Northern Ireland. Find out more about our proposals [PDF]. … [Read more...]

Airport Proposals

The airport’s noise and expansion proposals are likely to have a devastating impact on local residents if they’re enacted. In particular, the proposals could mean: More than twice the number of jet flights Double the noise annoyance Massively increased health risks Damage to our children’s education Find out more by reading our … [Read more...]

Airport’s plans to treble jet flights ‘intolerable’

Kinnegar mum Clea Driscoll with sons Bobby (7) and Tom (5) . The noise used to waken the boys when they were younger.

Public inquiry starts scrutinising proposals which could seriously affect 18,000 residents. Residents affected by aircraft noise from George Best Belfast City Airport have described the airport’s plans to potentially treble the number of jet flights from the terminal as “intolerable”. Under the plans, which are to be considered at a … [Read more...]

A message to all our supporters

The public inquiry into the airport's proposals to relax noise controls and expand its operations starts on Monday, 18th May. This is crunch time and it's crucial you act if you don’t want more aircraft noise. If the airport's proposals are implemented, we could suffer potentially: twice as many jet flights double the noise annoyance* We … [Read more...]

Boris Johnson ditches £200m London City Airport expansion plans

Boris Johnson today pulled the plug on plans to double the capacity of London City Airport, saying expansion would "blight the lives of thousands of people". The Mayor of London said granting permission for the £200million scheme - including a 50 per cent increase in take-offs and landings - would lead to an "unacceptable" increase in noise, … [Read more...]

BCAW written Statement of Case

The airport’s alarming proposals for relaxing its noise controls are to be scrutinised by a public inquiry which starts on 18th May. Read our main submission paper to the inquiry here [PDF]. … [Read more...]

Residents’ fury at token airport ‘action plan’

Controversial noise plan approved as noise impact doubles Residents in south and east Belfast affected by aircraft noise from George Best Belfast City Airport say they’re furious that the Department of the Environment has approved an airport ‘noise action plan’ which doesn’t meet its own guidance. The five-year plan fails to outline … [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...]