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Environmental Management

Noise Action Plan

The Noise Action Plan is our strategy for managing aircraft noise to reduce impacts on communities living around the Airport.

The Plan includes specific measures ranging from restricting the use of the noisiest aircraft at night, to offering a sound insulation grant scheme. Our current Noise Action Plan 2013-2018 is avilable online and we have also produced a summary of the of the Plan

The Noise Action planning process operates in five-yearly cycles. We would now like to hear your views on our new draft Noise Action Plan 2019-2023 and supplemental information. Following consultation on this new Plan with local stakeholders, the Plan and comments received, will be presented for formal adoption by DEFRA in 2019. 

Whilst we are happy to receive all comments, to help structure responses, a questionnaire has been developed as an editable PDF, which we encourage people to use where possible. You can download the Questionnaire here

If you have any comments on our draft Noise Action Plan 2019-2023 or any questions or queries about the consultation, a dedicated email address is available for people to share their views with us  

The public consultation period will run from May until Tuesday 21st August 2018.

Discussing the draft Noise Action Plan with us. If you have any queries about our draft Noise Action Plan or this consultation process you can contact us by email at, on the telephone (08000 967 967) or you can come and talk to us face-to-face at an Outreach event.

We will publish a summary of the responses we receive on our website at the conclusion of the consultation process and provide a commentary on the decisions that have been taken in light of these. Please remember to indicate if you do not wish to be identified in this summary.


Night Noise Policy

In order to minimise the effects of night time operations the Airport operates a Night Noise Policy. Our 2012-2018 Night Noise Policy is available here. The draft Noise Action Plan 2019-2023 includes a night noise section. As part of our consultation on the draft Noise Action Plan 2019-2023 we are also asking for comment on a new Night Noise Policy to run from 2019 to 2023. 


Sustainable Development Plan

Our Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) sets out the strategic context for the long-term development of Manchester Airport. The SDP comprises a high level summary and four detailed plans that deal with the Economy and Surface Access, Environment, Community and Land Use. Click here to access the Sustainable Development Plan.

Environment Plan

What the main environmental issues are and how we approach environmental management and improvement across the site. 

Community Plan

How we engage with local communities about the issues that concern them, and how we can contribute to the social and economic wellbeing of those living around the airport.

Economy and Surface Access Plan

Our support to the North West region's economy and transport connectivity.

Land Use

The land uses and facilities required to support the development of Manchester Airport.

Environment Policy

Our top-level commitment to environmental management. Click here to access our policy.

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