Gatwick Arrivals Review published 23rd January 2016, led by Bo Redeborn (pictured) and Graham Lake made 23 recommendations to Gatwick Airport Ltd (GAL)
Formation of a Noise Management Board (NMB) was one of the recommendations that GAL upheld and is now in operation. ESCCAN has a joint place on the board along with our partner action group from Tunbridge Wells TWAANG.
During the early part of 2016 ESCCAN worked alogside other community groups and councils to ensure East Sussex had representation on the NMB. ESCCAN spokeman Dominic Nevill said,
"We know that there are caveats in the Arrivals Review response eg: Gatwick being 'minded to' rather than full commitment on some points etc, but we feel at this stage that we will find out pretty quickly whether the commitment to change is genuine or not. We have come a long way in the last two years but we still appreciate the need to ensure that the Noise Management Board does not simply become a facade for Gatwick to appear to the outside world as though they are being a good neighbour rather than really affecting positive changes for the communities who suffer air noise and pollution."
The NMB meet every two months with the first three meetings held only with the board members and their alternates participating. The fourth meeting will be open to public attendance. Click on the link button above to read all the past meeting minutes.