Birmingham Airport is undertaking a consultation* about proposed new flightpaths for aircraft departing the Airport to the north from Runway 33.
The Airport are required to implement new flight paths because of a national programme to modernise UK airspace, which is introducing changes in the technology used to navigate aircraft and which aims to deliver a more efficient airspace system for the UK.
Dame Caroline Spelman is working closely with residents affected by the proposed changes.
In response to the consultation, the MP said:
‘I am pleased be able to offer residents a guarantee that I will work closely with them and Birmingham Airport to campaign for appropriate noise mitigation and to ensure that local voices are heard.
‘Having been in regular contact with the airport for some weeks with regards to this issue, I am pleased that following a recent meeting with residents we have already secured some changes to the format of the consultation and that the airport has met with members of the Castle Bromwich Airport Forum, the Parish Council, and SMBC Ward Councillors about this important issue'.
*Please note that the consultation has now closed.
If you experience any problems with Aircraft Noise, concerns can be reported through the Airport's website here: https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/about-us/community-and-environment/aircraft-noise/make-a-community-complaint/
Campaign - Latest News:
30th APRIL 2018 - Final Proposal Submitted To CAA by Birmingham Airport (external link)
6th April 2018 | Airport approves measures to restrict noisy night time take-offs
4th December 2017 | MP urges residents to have their say in CAA aircraft noise survey
16th November 2017 | More than 450 residents sign petition on flight path changes
10th November 2017 | Residents welcome Government changes to National Airspace Policy
9th November 2017 | MP seeks clarification on timetable for UK Airspace Policy changes
16th October 2017 | Consultation to remain open until 16th November
4th October 2017 | *Airport extends flight path consultation deadline
29th September 2017 | Update - Runway 33 Consultation (29th September 2017)
27th September 2017 | Whitegate removal has left communities feeling 'disappointed and frustrated' MP tells CAA.
8th September 2017 | Information for residents - increased aircraft noise over North Solihull
21st August 2017 | Dame Caroline writes to the Civil Aviation Authority to raise local concerns over the consultation process
17th August 2017 | MP pledges support for residents affected by flight path changes