BBI noise protection programme: Around 7,000 BBI neighbours have already received noise protection agreements: let the building work commence28.01.2011
A total of 42,000 residents in 25,500 residential units are entitled to noise protection. Almost 12,400 completed applications have been submitted. 11,500 of these, i.e. over 90 per cent, have already been processed by Berlin Airports.
On signing the CRAs, Berlin Airports has so far guaranteed the implementation of noise protection measures to the amount of almost €40 million for residents living near the airport. Berlin Airports is expecting a total gross investment volume of €140 million for the BBI noise protection programme. Besides claims for compensation for outdoor areas, the majority of costs arise from the installation of sound-insulating windows and fans. The building measures implemented depend on the given situation recorded for each eligible property owner. The aim is for each resident to have the right to protection.
Public buildings and compensation for outdoor areas
Another element of the BBI noise protection programme is compensation for outdoor areas such as terraces, balconies and allotments. Approx. 10,000 residential units in the area surrounding BBI are eligible. Berlin Airports has drawn up a compensation agreement for more than half of the 3,500 applications filed so far, and already paid compensation for approx. 700 eligible properties.
Moderate noise protection
Berlin Airports expands online service
Residents can also find comprehensive information on the applications process online. The applications process is clearly defined – from filing an application to billing – in six easy steps. The process takes about a year and applications for noise protection may still be filed up to five years after BBI opens, i.e. until June 2017.