A letter to Robert Courts MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, from the ICCAN Commissioners


As the Independent Commission on Civil Aviaition Noise ceases operations on 30 September 2021, the ICCAN Commissioners have written to MP Robert Courts in order to express what are in their views the priorty areas of work to be undertaken on aviation noise.


In a letter to Ministers, Rob Light writes:

“In a very short time ICCAN has identified shared views between airports and communities on the outcomes required. Our Future of Aviation Noise Management report set out the route map to achieve those outcomes. The delivery of this process is the key challenge and risk for Government. In our view, failure to do so will lead to a reversion to previous ways of working and negative behaviour, which will restrain recovery, restrict growth and almost certainly make airspace modernisation undeliverable in any reasonable timescale.”

The full letter can be downloaded below.

Notes to editors:

The Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN) was established by the Government in January 2019 to act as the credible and impartial voice on all matters relating to civil aviation noise and how it affects communities.

ICCAN has spent the past two-and-a-half years researching how the current lower levels of aviation activity may be affecting people’s attitudes to aircraft noise.

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.