The Department for Transport has published a study which shows there is growing concern over aircraft noise.
People make no identifiable threshold at which noise becomes a serious problem
Relatively low levels of noise can cause some annoyance, which rises as the noise increase
Aviation minister Jim Fitzpatrick said: “The government accepts that noise from aircraft is a growing concern and will take into account those people affected by aircraft noise when considering the costs and benefits of future projects”.
However, Mr Fitzpatrick said that the government would continue to apply the existing valuation of road and rail noise when assessing the economic impact of noise in the cost-benefit analysis of future aviation projects.