Ongoing advice to aerodrome owners and operators. *
Surveys of aerodrome planning permissions and conditions imposed. *
A database of planning decisions. *
Analysis of planning results, and success/failure rates. *
A study of the reactions of local authorities and planning inspectors to noise from general aviation airfields. *
'Bizarre Results' papers, analysing planning decisions and showing how unpredictable it is, particularly in noise measurement and interpretation. *
Planning guidance for Local Planning Authorities on general aviation, sent to over 1000 UK councils. *
Detailed planning guidance for sale to Local Planning Authorities. *
Conference for Planning officers etc., to advise them on aviation issues and the help we can give them to make better decisions. *
Ongoing response to enquiries from planning officers and environmental health officers. *
A survey of all County and Regional Structure Plans. *
Revised entries are being sought for each Structure Plan when the opportunity occurs. *
Monitoring local authorities plans. *
Promoting 'hush kits' (silencers/multi-blade propellors) for light aircraft. **
Requesting government to include positive provision for general aviation in proposed integrated transport policy. *
General Aviation Small Airfield Research Project – evidence regarding local or national economic benefit deriving from small airfields. The study, by a mature PhD student at University College, London, was fully accepted by the UK Department for Transport. This is demonstrated by the fact that the Department is supporting the project financially. The principal objectives are to provide, with the aid of a socio-economic model, an estimate of the overall financial benefits of general aviation. See www.gaac.co.uk and click on “News” and “ December 2004 - GAAC Newsletter”.
* See GAAC at www.gaac.co.uk and follow various references to publications etc.
** Contact FAI Environmental Commission for more details of hard copy etc. that we are aware of.