Heathrow third runway noise would affect 2.2m people, analysis finds
Official files show government expects 973,000 households to face increased daytime noise
More than 2 million people would be exposed to additional aircraft noise if Heathrow builds a third runway, according to a government analysis.
Ministers have argued that Britain’s biggest airport will affect fewer people with noise in future, due to quieter planes. But government calculations suggest a new runway would still have a negative impact on nearly a million households, or 2.2 million people.
Source: Guardian Transport