Aviation noise, health and wellbeing research prioritisation – progress report

ICCAN has published a progress update on its work exploring the relationship between aviation noise and people’s health and wellbeing. 

The report sets out the process we have taken to prioritise research on this crucial area. This includes stakeholder engagement which included  an online survey and workshop to help highlight possible key areas of focus and study factors.   

In September 2020, ICCAN published its first review examining the existing evidence around the relationship between aviation noise and people’s health, which established that more quality research was needed. 

This progress report sets out our next steps, which will include finalising ICCAN’s priorities around aviation noise, health and wellbeing, and constructing a roadmap of future research areas.

The Independent Commission on Civil Aviation noise ceased operating on 30 September 2021.

You can read the Government’s statement on ICCAN’s closure and Head Commissioner Rob Light’s letter to the Minister to learn more.

Any further questions about ICCAN’s work or aviation noise should be directed to the Department for Transport.