Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q43. Do you have any views on our intended approach to Health Impact Assessments? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21235137//6
Respondent Stowey Sutton Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 14 Nov 2018

The Health Impact Assessment for the Local Plan 2036 must consider the impacts of ground and air noise from Bristol Airport. Night flying is detrimental to the quality of well being through sleep disturbance and residents being unable to have windows open in the summer months. Day time noise also affects the quality of life with people having to seek areas of tranquillity away from the flight paths. The Chief Medical Officer to the Government, Professor Sally Davies recently published the following report https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chief-medical-officer-annual-report-2017-health-impacts-of-all-pollution-what-do-we-know. This report states clearly that it is the Local Authorities’ responsibility to ensure that residents’ health is not impacted by noise as well as air quality. Stowey Sutton Parish Council expect an independent Impact Health Assessment from North Somerset Council on the impacts of airport expansion at the time of the planning application.


Health Impact Assessment should consider noise from Bristol Airport.