The plan comes as Bristol Airport is working on proposals for an ambitious expansion which will see it accommodate 12 million passengers a year.

People who live near Bristol Airport have been invited to have their say on plans to try and alleviate noise levels at the site.

The airport is seeking feedback on a new Draft Noise Action Plan which sets out actions it will take to control, monitor and mitigate noise levels over the next five years.

Airports must update Noise Action Plans every five years under the EU Environmental Noise Directive.

This latest plan is the third produced by the airport and covers the period 2019 to 2024.

James Shearman, head of sustainability at Bristol Airport, said: “We are very aware that noise can be disturbing for people living near the airport or under the flight paths used by arriving and departing aircraft.

“This Draft Noise Action Plan sets out how we intend to control and, where possible, reduce negative impacts.

“This will be done through closer collaboration with airlines and air navigation service providers, improved operating procedures and implementation of new technology.”



Kate WilsonLocal Democracy Reporter
07:00, 19 JUL 2018