Agenda and minutes

Airport Consultative Committee - Friday, 8 October 2021 2:00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Contact: Nikki Dunne, Democratic Services Officer, 02380 688298 Email: nikki.dunne@eastleigh.gov.uk 

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32.

Introduction

Minutes:

The Chair opened the meeting and outlined developments on increasing sustainability of aircraft in Boeing and Air Bus. Councillor Lawton who was representing Twyford Parish Council and Councillor Lochran who was representing Colden Common Parish Council, were welcomes to the meeting.

33.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 25 June 2021 be agreed as a correct record.

34.

Operations Director's Report pdf icon PDF 13 MB

Minutes:

The Operations’ Director reported that there were no safety issues or incidents reported within the last 3 months. The Airport was still successfully being used as a Covid testing site.

 

Losses of £6.5 - £6.7 million was projected for 2021, with international flights during the winter months predicted to be quiet. British Airways were returning in 2022 with new routes.

35.

Air Space Change

Minutes:

The Operation’s Director presented the report. There was little to update on this occasion but there should be a further update ahead of the next meeting. The Operation’s Director invited Councillor Bronk and colleagues to visit the airport in October or November to receive a more detail explanation with regards to noise contours.

36.

Noise

Minutes:

It was reported that between 1 June 2021 and 31 August 2021, 62 noise complaints for operations to the north and 92 noise complaints for operations to the south. 54 complaints had been received from one household in the Bitterne Park area.  

37.

Environment/Sustainability

Minutes:

It was reported that the group’s Sustainability Strategy had been released and was available to view on Southampton Airport’s website.

 

The Woodland Management Plan for Marlhill Copse was discussed. Small bridges are being installed to improve access to the Copse for people who are less mobile and less confident walking over difficult terrain.

 

A photography competition was held to engage the local communities. A family Summer Quiz also took place with prizes awarded to the successful entrants. Another photography competition will be held in the winter.

38.

Runway Application Judicial Review Update

Minutes:

Steve Thurston presented a brief update to the Committee.

39.

Section 106 Agreement Update

Minutes:

A brief update was given to the Committee with regards to the Section 106 Agreement.

40.

Accessibility Forum

Minutes:

The Operation’s Director updated that the first accessibility forum had taken place in September. Councillors were asked to signpost any charities who would like to be involved in the forum and to pass on details.

 

The Chair welcomed the addition of the forum and expressed that he was pleased to see it’s success.

 

Councillor Savage explained that Southampton City Council are holding an accessibility scrutiny enquiry and will email details through to the Chair.

 

Councillor Lawton left the meeting at 15.34.

 

41.

Technical Working Group feedback

Minutes:

Chair stated all items discussed at the meeting had been covered in today’s agenda.

 

42.

Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on 4 February 2022 at 2pm. Location to be confirmed.

Minutes:

The next meeting will take place on 4 February 2022 at 2pm. Location to be confirmed.