Consultation outcome

Reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Feedback received

Summary of responses to the consultation on UK airspace policy

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Detail of feedback received

The government contracted OPM Group to receive, collate and analyse consultation responses on behalf of DfT. OPM Group’s report of the findings gives a detailed summary of respondents’ views.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on an update to UK airspace policy to meet the needs of passengers, communities, the aviation sector and the wider economy.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on proposals to:

  • support the reform of airspace, thereby maximising the economic and social benefits of aviation
  • minimise the negative local impacts of aviation

We are seeking comment on proposals to update policy on the management of UK airspace including:

  • the role of an Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise to ensure noise impacts are openly considered
  • providing industry with the ability to assess noise impacts and guidance to help them manage change more effectively
  • bringing compensation policy for airspace changes in line with policy on changes to aviation infrastructure
  • greater flexibility for London’s major airports, so they can adapt noise management to the needs of their local communities

The policy principles set out in the consultation document will influence decisions, including how:

  • local communities can have their say on airspace matters
  • industry should take into account the impacts on local communities and act to reduce them

The draft ‘Air navigation guidance on airspace and noise management and environmental objectives’ shows how these policy principles could be put into place.

We are running regional consultation information events for invited stakeholders. If you think you should have been invited, please contact us on 0800 689 4968.

Further information on UK airspace policy

Documents

UK airspace policy consultation: executive summary

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UK airspace policy: a framework for balanced decisions on the design and use of airspace (web version)

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UK airspace policy: a framework for balanced decisions on the design and use of airspace (print version)

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Air navigation guidance on airspace and noise management and environmental objectives

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Published 2 February 2017
Last updated 24 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Government's decision and summary of responses to the consultation on a framework for balanced decisions on the design and use of airspace.
  2. First published.