GIVE THANET SAME PROTECTION AS LONDON AGAINST AIRCRAFT NOISE

(MAFNIC ) Manston Airport Fair Noise Insulation Compensation
(MAFNIC ) Manston Airport Fair Noise Insulation Compensation
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ARE YOU A THANET RESIDENT WHO SHOULD BE PROTECTED?

If your house is within the red line please sign this petition now.

Riveroak Strategic Partners (RSP) are planning to develop a cargo airport at Manston that will create significant noise disruption to residents under the flight path.

RSP are using 63 decibels (blue line) as a threshold for compensation. London City Airport and Heathrow operators are offering residents compensation at 57dB (red line). This illustration, based on a commissioned Civil Aviation Authority noise contour map, shows just how significant that six decibel difference is.

At 57 dB up to 6,500 homes in Thanet could be entitled to compensation of up to £10,000 each from developers. RSP's threshold of 63dB means that just 275 homes will qualify for this important financial support. (Note: World Health Organisation says levels above 45dB are associated with adverse health affects).

If you think that RSP should be doing more to protect Thanet residents and that compensation should start at the same level as London City & Heathrow airports (57dB) then register your support and SIGN THIS PETITION TODAY.

To see the Manston noise contours in full - including west side residents affected - click here: Ramsgate Voice

(To find out if you are one of the 225 households eligible for compensation under Riveroak's currently inadequate threshold, click on the link and scroll to Appendix A: http://tiny.cc/bya67y)

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Want to find out more about the health impacts of noise and International guidelines on noise protection?

The World Health Organisation in its report, Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region 2018 states:

"For average noise exposure, the GDG strongly recommends reducing noise levels produced by aircraft below 45 dB Lden, as aircraft noise above this level is associated with adverse health effects.

For night noise exposure, the GDG strongly recommends reducing noise levels produced by aircraft during night time below 40 dB Lnight, as aircraft noise above this level is associated with adverse effects on sleep."

This report is available online.

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