Controlling aircraft noise

Intrusive levels of aircraft noise affects many of my constituents, especially those living towards the west of Tunbridge Wells. I have been working alongside community groups and local experts to press for Gatwick, the airlines and the regulators, to change flightpaths and operate quieter aircraft. 

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Gatwick campaigners meet Greg in Parliament

Greg met with representatives of the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign in Parliament today to discuss how MPs can work with campaign groups to better scrutinise the airport’s plans for future growth.

Greg meets Head Commissioner of ICCAN

Greg met with Robert Light, the head commissioner of the recently created Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) in Parliament today to discuss what steps are being taken to alleviate the impact of aircraft noise from Gatwick on his constituents.

Greg issues joint letter objecting to Gatwick's expansion plans

Greg has reiterated his opposition to the expansion of Gatwick in a joint letter to Chris Grayling in which he, and five other MPs, express their opposition "in principle" to the airport's plans to bring its reserve runway into regular use which they describe as a "second runway by any other name

Joint letter urges regulatory change

Greg and Tonbridge MP Tom Tugendhat have issued a joint letter to the Department of Transport in which they question the effectiveness of the current regulatory framework in combating aircraft noise and highlight the impact of this noise is having on their constituents.

Greg meets with Gatwick, NATS and the CAA

Greg met up with Gatwick, NATS and the CAA last week to discuss the underwhelming impact the recently implemented Arrivals Review has had on reducing aircraft noise over the Tunbridge Wells area, which many constituents still believe to be too loud. 

Heathrow expansion given go ahead

Greg has welcomed the government's decision to back Heathrow's expansion plans over those put forward by Gatwick. 

Greg Responds to Proposed Gatwick Action Plan

Greg and MPs representing neighbouring communities disturbed by aircraft landing at Gatwick Airport have issued a joint statement in response to Gatwick's Proposed Action Plan, which follows the conclusion of the recent Independent Review of Arrivals.