Policy paper

UK airspace policy: a framework for the design and use of airspace

Setting out the policy principles for the government's approach to support modernisation of the way UK airspace is managed.

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

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

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This is the government response to the Reforming policy on the design and use of UK airspace consultation.

The government will implement proposals, including:

  • a new Secretary of State call in power on airspace changes of national importance
  • changes to aviation noise compensation policy
  • the creation of the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) as a new non-departmental public body
  • a new requirement for options analysis in airspace change
  • new metrics and appraisal guidance to assess noise impacts and their impacts on health and quality of life
Published 24 October 2017