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Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulations Bill 2018 – Why is Shane Ross trying to appoint Fingal CC (A local Council) as the competent Noise Authority instead of appointing the function to an independent National Body as other EU States do?

Shane Ross is currently enacting EU Regulation 598/14 (Balanced Approach to Noise at EU airports) into Irish Law through an Irish act called Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulations Bill 2018 which is currently at Committee stage discussion in the Dail. The EU regulation requires an Independent Competent Noise Regulator to be appointed   and Minister Ross proposes that Fingal County Council are the best body for this purpose.

Most  opposition TD’s  and Fingal Organised Residents united Movement ( FORUM)  recommend that the  Commission for Aviation  Regulation  ( CAR) is appointed  as the Competent Noise Regulator  . Minister Ross has already put in motion the process to divide up the Irish Aviation Authority regulatory function and place it alongside CAR.

It would make a lot of  sense to have the New  Competent  Noise Regulator’s function  placed under the same roof as  CAR ( who set maximum  landing charges at Dublin Airport )  and the regulatory part of the  IAA  who are to be transferred and will  work alongside CAR  .

Then we would have a situation where  3 aviation related regulatory functions ( setting maximum landing charges ,registration of aircraft and pilots ,and noise regulation under one new National Body.)

Many of the other EU countries have designated the equivalent of the IAA and National Government Departments as the competent Noise Regulators when they enacted Regulation 598/14.

Minister Ross makes the comparison that Ireland is not the only one using local authorities for the noise regulation function  ie Germany and the UK do. However German Local authorities are huge and in the UK he fails to state that in the UK the local authorities only deal with small undesignated airports (Less than 50,000 flights per annum) and that the Secretary of State in the UK has the remit of Competent Noise Regulator over the designated airports Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted

FORUM believes that appointing Fingal County Council as the competent Noise Authority is wrong. Fingal County council get between 8 & 20% of their rateable income from the DAA and cannot therefore meet the criteria of independence as required by EU Regulation 598/2014.

FORUM urges you to contact your local Councillors and TD’s and voice your opposition to this appointment under the Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulations Bill 2018. We are not against the development of the new runway, just the retention of conditions 3 & 5 imposed by An Bord Pleanala in 2007 which restricts night time flights to 65 movements when the new runway opens

Find your localTD here : http://www.whoismytd.com/constituency/dublin-fingal

Find your local Councillor here : http://www.fingalcoco.ie/your-counc…/your-local-councillors/

We believe that the Independence of the Competent Noise Authority to be appointed is paramount to ensuring that Local residents are treated fairly when the issue of Aircraft noise and its effect on local communities is discussed under this new bill

FORUM is an Umbrella group representing Local Community Groups and Resident Associations concerns over the expansion of Dublin Airport and in particular the retention of 2007 planning conditions 3 & 5 which come into force when the new runway is built .

Forum represents

Portmarnock Community Association;  Malahide Community Forum ; Rivervalley Residents Association ;Hollystown Concerned Residents ;Chamley Park Residents ;Bissets Lane Residents; Kinseally Residents Association; St Margarets The Ward Residents Association; Ridgewood Residents Association Boroimhe Residents Association; Drynam Hall Residents Association ;Tyrrelstown Residents Association ;Chapelwood Residents Association

Contact details:

Website : www.forumnewrunway.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forumnewrunway/

Email: residentsassociationforum@gmail.com

 

 

EXTENSION OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION PERIOD

DUBLIN AIRPORT STRATEGIC ISSUES PAPER

AIRPORT LOCAL PLANS WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN FINGAL CC OFFICES IN THE ATRIUM SWORDS COUNTY HALL ON WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER BETWEEN 4 AND 8PM

FORUM IS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT AND WE ASK YOU TO COME ALONG ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND PUT YOUR QUESTIONS TO FINGAL CC WHO WILL BE  APPOINTED AS  THE AIRPORT NOISE REGULATOR LATER ON THIS YEAR

WED 5TH SEPTEMBER TIMES

MALAHIDE RESIDENTS 4-5PM

PORTMARNOCK RESIDENTS 5-6PM

ST MARGARETS RESIDENTS 6 -7PM

RIVERVALLEY AND RATHINGLE 7 -8PM

FORUM WILL BE THERE LETTING FINGAL CC KNOW WE NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE NOISE PLANNING PROCESS AND WE ARE NOT  GOING TO BE A BY STANDER !

WAKE UP OR BE WOKEN UP !

COME ALONG AND LEND YOUR SUPPORT
CLOSING DATE FOR MAKING A SUBMISSION BY POST OR ONLINE IS 5PM TUESDAY SEPT 18TH

https://consult.fingal.ie/…/dublin-airport-strategic-issues…

EXTENSION OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION PERIOD

DUBLIN AIRPORT STRATEGIC ISSUES PAPER

AIRPORT LOCAL PLANS WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN FINGAL CC OFFICES IN THE ATRIUM SWORDS COUNTY HALL ON WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER BETWEEN 4 AND 8PM

FORUM IS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT AND WE ASK YOU TO COME ALONG ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND PUT YOUR QUESTIONS TO FINGAL CC WHO WILL BE  APPOINTED AS  THE AIRPORT NOISE REGULATOR LATER ON THIS YEAR

WED 5TH SEPTEMBER TIMES

MALAHIDE RESIDENTS 4-5PM

PORTMARNOCK RESIDENTS 5-6PM

ST MARGARETS RESIDENTS 6 -7PM

RIVERVALLEY AND RATHINGLE 7 -8PM

FORUM WILL BE THERE LETTING FINGAL CC KNOW WE NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE NOISE PLANNING PROCESS AND WE ARE NOT  GOING TO BE A BY STANDER !

WAKE UP OR BE WOKEN UP !

COME ALONG AND LEND YOUR SUPPORT
CLOSING DATE FOR MAKING A SUBMISSION BY POST OR ONLINE IS 5PM TUESDAY SEPT 18TH

https://consult.fingal.ie/…/dublin-airport-strategic-issues…

Please also Sign our petition to the Irish Aviation Authority and Minister Shane Ross and forward link to all your friends and contacts! 

Stop night time noise at Dublin Airport- say No to changing 2007 planning conditions!

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Join FORUM today ......Protest against removal of conditions 3 and 5 of the 2007 runway planning permission. which limits the no of night time flights to 65 ............otherwise your quality of life and sleep will be gone ... forever ... Wake up or be woken up.....its your choice.........your community ....Act now before its too late !

 

NEWS UPDATES!

 PROTEST OUTSIDE DAIL 27th October 2016

Some members of FORUM staged a protest outside the Dail today to raise awareness of FORUM with TD and Ministers . The DAA were giving a presentation to TD 's in Buswells hotel so it was a good time for FORUM members to raise issues .


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