Decision details


Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No



1.  It be noted that BHAL are expected to shortly submit a revised proposal for an alternative instrument approach to runway 03 to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which would be understood to have noise reduction benefits for residents under the flightpath.

2.  The progress that BHAL have made towards a NAP review and that an assessment has been made of this progress and remaining requirements for completing the NAP review be noted.

3.  It be noted that a series of meetings were held between the Council and BHAL but that no agreement was reached between the two parties, although the option for further meetings remains open.

4.  It be noted that following the meetings with BHAL, the Council has written to BHAL to reiterate the Council’s requirements for completing the NAP review. The Council outlined that the NAP review is not considered to be complete without meeting these requirements and that while the NAP review is incomplete, the 50,000 aircraft movements cap remains in force at the airport.

5.   It be agreed that if BHAL exceed 50,000 movements without the NAP review being complete, the Council will take legal action to protect the Council’s position and in support of residents, as detailed in Part 2.



Report author: James George

Publication date: 28/03/2024

Date of decision: 27/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Executive

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