Noise Protection Programme Update: Berlin Airports Provides Noise Protection for Another 150 Residents22.12.2011
The airport operator adopted an unbureaucratic approach on the key ques-tion of how changing flight routes might affect the potential noise protection requirements of neighbouring residents. Based on the routes provisionally submitted in July by the German air traffic control authorities (Deutsche Flugsicherung), Berlin Airports investigated whether additional airport neighbours might be entitled to noise protection. The basis for this was the anticipated volume of air traffic at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport in 2015. As announced, the results of this calculation are now out.
Based on the statements made at the hearing, another 150 airport neighbours are entitled to receive noise protection. The nearly 70 residential buildings in question are situated in Dahlewitz.
Berlin Airports will be informing those newly affected by the noise protection plans of their rights at the beginning of the year in order to ensure their speedy provision with individual noise protection. These neighbouring residents are, of course, also welcome to contact Berlin Airports themselves.
Noise protection info hotline up and running
Current status of the application procedure (As at 15 December 2011)
Of these 16,000, some 13,500 residents have also submitted a subsequent formal application complete with the necessary documents, such as build-ing permits and proofs of ownership. Berlin Airports urges all other 2500 owners to submit their formal application for noise protection with the out-standing documentation as soon as possible in order to ensure the timely completion of all individual noise protection measures by the time BER goes into operation.
Until now, Berlin Airports has sent out approximately 11,500 reimbursement agreements to the owners of houses and flats in the vicinity of the airport – they can now commission building companies to install their individual noise protection. The first roughly 1000 airport neighbours have already had noise protection installed at their homes and been reimbursed by Berlin Airports for the costs incurred.