Town council working group aims to reduce air traffic noise over Knutsford
A new working group formed by the town council aims to work with Manchester Airport to reduce noise over Knutsford after changes to air traffic control regulation.
Both runways are likely to be used more frequently, and at the same time, from summer 2017.
Councillor Peter Coan endorsed the working group as ‘one of the most important’ the council could form, and was supported in calls for it to report to full council rather than the environment committee.
He said: “Planes landing and taking off follow land-based markers. Part of the changes to air traffic control will mean that a new GPS system will be introduced.
“This is an ideal opportunity for KTC to have an input into the GPS routes the planes will be asked to follow. They can even be altered for different times of day and different events.
“It’s vital that this working group is set up to liaise with the airport to see if we can fine-tune this system to the benefit of Knutsford.”
The group will work with the airport as well as residents who have volunteered.