Introducing the new Noise Protection Representative and Noise Protection Communications Team12.03.2012
Noise protection nears completion in time for the opening of BER / Noise protection will remain a key task in the years to come, even after BER goes into operation / 13,550 house and apartment owners have submitted their complete applications in time / 97.5 per cent of cost reimbursement agreements have already been sent out / The remaining 325 property owners (2.5 per cent) will receive their agreements within the next few weeks
Introducing the new Noise Protection Representative and Noise Protection Communications Team
The Noise Protection Communications Team comprises Andreas Lange, Winfried Lange and Christoph Truttmann. Urban planner Andreas Lange (55) will lead the team. Andreas has spent much of his last 10 years working for Berlin Airports securing the airport site and conducting negotiations with airport neighbours who had a claim to transference due to the particularly close proximity of their property to the airport. Business management graduate Winfried Lange (66) has worked for Berlin Airports for 42 years. During this time, he has overseen the resettlement of Diepensee and Kienberg and taken care of the compensatory measures in the Zülow lowlands. 49-year-old urban planner Christoph Truttmann has been working in the airport region for 10 years now. He was also involved in the resettlement of Diepensee and Kienberg, amongst other things. For the last two years, he has worked as Noise Protection Representative for Schönefeld.
"Thanks to our new team of noise protection staff, we are now better-equipped to deal with the sometimes difficult aspects of noise protection in a more people-oriented way", said Schwarz. "Our employees will place greater emphasis on face-to-face meetings with residents and on listening to their concerns."
The current status of the noise protection programme for residents: 97.5 per cent of cost reimbursement agreements have been sent out
A total of around 25,500 BER neighbours are entitled to noise protection measures. Those who have not yet filed an application still have time: residents can submit an application for noise protection up to five years after BER Airport opens, i.e. until June 2017.