Over the summer months, we asked for your opinions on change and we have listened carefully to all that you’ve had to say. Your views have helped shape our thinking and have guided us in making our proposals. We’d now like to share these proposals with you and ask for your feedback.
We’ve worked hard to create the best solution for all – one that meets our regulatory requirements, accommodates our necessary growth and minimises the impact on the people who live in our neighbouring communities.
This is a very detailed process and as someone who may get questions, I want to make sure that you have all the information you need to understand our programme. I have attached a copy of the Consultation Book for you, this includes information on our proposals and our process. We have also developed an interactive website letsgofurther.com, which allows consultees to input a postcode and see how the airspace change proposals may affect them.
This consultation is being run in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority’s CAP725 Airspace Change Guidance. To give you confidence, we have also commissioned a Quality Assurance of our consultation process by the Consultation Institute (consultationinstitute.org). Over the next 13 weeks, there will be advertising campaigns and a mailbox drop to all EH, KY and FK postcodes pointing people to the website to provide their feedback. We have also created a Freepost address for those who prefer to communicate or provide their feedback by hand.
I invite all with an interest in our preferred flight path options to give us their views on our proposals.
Please let me know if there is any information you’d like from me that would help you during this programme.
Director of Communications