Quieter Homes Scheme opened to Heathrow neighbours

Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

HeathrowResidents living close to the airport will be able to upgrade their home’s noise insulation, to create a quieter space, following the launch of Heathrow’s Quieter Homes Scheme this month.

 
Heathrow has announced that hundreds of homeowners, most affected by aircraft noise, will be offered bespoke noise insulation free of charge. This selection has been based on an assessment by an independent noise appraisal expert. The offer follows a successful pilot programme launched in 2014, running in three zones around Heathrow and chosen, according to the level of noise from the overflight of aircraft.

 
A total of 708 homes – in addition to the 474 already fitted with soundproofing insulation during the pilot scheme – will now be eligible to apply.

 
As well as 100% of the costs, residents will be offered a wider range of products with a choice of suppliers.

 
Matt Gorman, Heathrow’s Sustainability Director, says:
“Our noise insulation programmes are an essential part of our efforts to become a better, quieter neighbour. That is why – in addition to incentivising airlines to use the quietest planes and operate them as quietly as possible – we are re-opening our Quieter Homes Scheme. We look forward to working closely with the people and communities around us to help improve their quality of life.”

 
Areas covered by the scheme include North Feltham, Bedfont, Cranford, Colnbrook, Harmondsworth and Stanwell North. Those eligible to take part have already been advised. Once registered, residents will subsequently be contacted to arrange a convenient time to carry out a free, independent noise assessment.

 
It is estimated that the assessment and fitting of the tailored noise insulation for all the 708 qualifying properties may take up to four years to complete.

 
In addition, over the coming years, we will be rolling out further noise insulation programmes, as part of delivering on our third runway commitment to provide £700 million of noise insulation covering 160,000 homes.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 07 miltcongress 2018
  • 08 theleisureshow 18
  • 09 cibtm 2018
  • 09 Seatrade Cruise Med 2018
  • 10 ITE-HCMC 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 15 TravelDaily TDC 18
  • 16 OTDYKH 2018
  • 17 Hotel Show dubai 18
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 18 Hotel Management Asia Summit 2018
  • 18 thincindonesia 2018
  • 19 bricsaconsulting 2018
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 20 europecongress 18
  • 20 sahicsouthamerica 2018
  • 21 bitmchina 2018
  • 22 Hotel Management Singapore Summit 18
  • 23 PTM 2018
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com