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Greater London Authority Act 1999

Sections 371 and 372: Consultation about aviation noise

566.Section 371 provides that where proposed changes to aircraft operations have a significant adverse effect on levels or distribution of noise in Greater London, or any part of Greater London, the Mayor will have the right to be consulted where it is reasonably practicable to do so.

567.Consultation will cover the proposed alteration or addition of routes used or to be used regularly by civil aircraft before arriving at or departing from aerodromes or substantial alterations to the procedures used for managing the arrival of civil aircraft at aerodromes. The Mayor need not be consulted about tactical decisions necessary in day-to-day air traffic control.

568.Section 372 amends section 35 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 so that persons managing any aerodrome which has been designated for the purposes of section 35 by an order made by the Secretary of State, are under a duty to consult the Mayor about matters concerning the administration or management of those aerodromes which affect the Mayor’s interests.

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