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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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370The London ambient noise strategy

(1)The Mayor shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the “London ambient noise strategy”.

(2)The London ambient noise strategy shall consist of—

(a)information about ambient noise levels in Greater London and the impact of such noise levels on those living and working in Greater London,

(b)an assessment of the impact of the Mayor’s strategies specified in section 41(1) above on ambient noise levels in Greater London, and

(c)a summary of action taken, or proposed to be taken, by the Mayor for the purpose of promoting measures to reduce ambient noise levels in Greater London and the impact of such noise levels on those living and working in Greater London.

(3)In this section—

  • “ambient noise” means—

    (a)

    noise related to transport, including road traffic, rail traffic, aircraft and water transport; and

    (b)

    noise of such other descriptions as the Mayor may consider it appropriate to include in the matters dealt with by the London ambient noise strategy,

    but does not include noise falling within subsection (4) below; and

  • “noise” includes vibration.

(4)Noise falls within this subsection if it is—

(a)noise emitted from works falling within section 60(1) of the [1974 c. 40.] Control of Pollution Act 1974 (construction works etc. which may be controlled by a local authority);

(b)noise caused by the operation of a loud-speaker in a street, whether or not the operation would be a contravention of section 62(1) of the [1974 c. 40.] Control of Pollution Act 1974 (loud-speaker not to be operated in the street during certain hours);

(c)noise at work which, under or by virtue of the [1974 c. 37.] Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, it is the duty of an employer to control; or

(d)noise emitted from premises or emitted from or caused by a vehicle, machinery or equipment in a street, except noise caused by aircraft other than model aircraft or noise made by traffic;

but noise does not fall within this subsection if it is noise from a fixed industrial source.

(5)Expressions used in paragraph (d) of subsection (4) above and in section 79 of the [1990 c. 43.] Environmental Protection Act 1990 have the same meaning in that paragraph as they have in that section.

(6)In preparing or revising the London ambient noise strategy the Mayor shall consult the Environment Agency.

(7)Where the Mayor revises the London ambient noise strategy he shall publish it as revised.

(8)In this Act, references to the London ambient noise strategy include, except where the context otherwise requires, a reference to the London ambient noise strategy as revised.

371Consultation about aviation noise

(1)A person who provides air navigation services shall consult the Mayor about the matters specified in subsection (2) below where it is reasonably practicable to do so.

(2)Those matters are—

(a)the proposed alteration by that person of any route used regularly by civil aircraft before arrival at, or after departure from, any aerodrome;

(b)the proposed addition by that person of any route to be so used;

(c)any substantial alteration proposed to be made by that person to procedures used for managing the arrival of civil aircraft at any aerodrome,

where the proposed alteration or addition will have a significant adverse effect on the noise caused by civil aircraft in Greater London.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2) above the reference to a route used regularly by civil aircraft includes a reference to the altitude at which such aircraft regularly fly.

(4)In this section—

  • “aerodrome” has the meaning given by subsection (1) of section 105 of the [1982 c. 16.] Civil Aviation Act 1982;

  • “air navigation services” shall be construed in accordance with that subsection;

  • “noise” includes vibration.

372Consultation at aerodromes

(1)Section 35 of the [1982 c. 1.] Civil Aviation Act 1982 (facilities to be provided by certain aerodromes for consultation with bodies representing local interests) shall be amended as follows.

(2)After subsection (2) (persons or bodies to be consulted) there shall be inserted—

(3)The reference in subsection (2)(b) above to any local authority includes in relation to the area of Greater London a reference to the Mayor of London acting on behalf of the Greater London Authority..

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