Current night flight planning conditions at Leeds Bradford Airport

When Leeds City Council gave planning permission to Leeds Bradford Airport, it set conditions (restrictions) on the type and number of planes allowed to fly at night. You can read those conditions below. The conditions were first set in 1993 and copied down in subsequent planning approvals. The current active approval is 07/02208/FU. The relevant conditions for night flights are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Conditions 6 and 7 work together to define the cap on night time flights.

Applicant: Leeds Bradford International Airport

Agent: Leeds Bradford International Airport

Whitehouse Lane

Yeadon

Leeds

LS19 7TW

Application Number: P/07/02208/FU

Date Accepted: 3 April 2007

Date of Decision: 29 August 2007

Proposed Development At: Apperley Lane Roundabout, And Green Lane/Harrogate Road Junction, Yeadon, Leeds

Proposal: Variation of condition 15 of application No. 29/114/93/FU – removal of part highway improvement scheme (part c and e)

Planning permission granted in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and subject to the condition(s) set out below:-

 

CONDITION 1

This planning permission relates to the relaxation of operating hours at Leeds-Bradford Airport, (the airport), and the controls and limitations to be applied to night-time operations. For the purpose of this planning permission:-

a.  The Summer Season is defined as the period of British Summer Time in any one year as fixed by or under the Summer Time Act.*

b.  The Winter Season is defined as the end of British Summer Time in one year and the start of British Summer Time in the next.

c.  The night-time period is defined as 2300 hours to 0700 hours local time. All references in this planning permission to a moment in time are to local time.

d.  An aircraft movement is defined as a landing or a departure.

e.  Quota count means the value assigned to a take-off or landing of an   aircraft which is related to its noise classification as defined   in the Civil Aviation Authority UK NOTAM S45/1993. *1972 c.6 The Summer Time Order 1992, (SI 1992/1729), provides for   the periods of Summer Time in 1994.  This planning permission does not authorise any development, other than that specifically permitted by reason of Part 18 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988, (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order), within the operational land boundary of the airport for which a separate application(s) should be made seeking the necessary approval(s) under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and/or the Building Act 1984.

CONDITION 2

No aircraft movements in the night-time period shall take place until a scheme, to be approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, has been implemented for the acoustic insulation of bedrooms in residential properties falling within and contiguous with the 90dB(A) SEL contour for a Boeing 737-300/757 generated by the CAA-Gatwick model, as defined on plan 6.

CONDITION 3

No aircraft movements in the night-time period shall take place:-

a.  Until a scheme has been submitted in writing and approved by the Local Planning Authority for the specification, monitoring, reporting   to the Local Planning Authority and review of the following mitigating measures.

i  Noise Preferential Routeing, (NPR), of departing aircraft and the use of preferential runways.

ii  The manual radar tracking of night-time departures and the introduction of secondary surveilance radar to assist in   monitoring adherence to NPRs.

iii The use of appropriate departure and landing procedures by pilots including power cut back requirements, interception of the glide path above 2000ft, and the minimum use of reverse thrust.

iv  The specification of target noise levels for aircraft operating at night.

v  Fixed and mobile noise and track monitoring against target noise levels and Noise Preferential Routes.

vi  The extension of general noise control policies to night-time operations including monitoring and restricting ground running and the use of Auxiliary Power Units, (APUs).

vii The operation and, if appropriate, outward modification of the noise insulation scheme required under condition 2.

viii The monitoring of air quality in the environs of the airport and within the operational land boundary.

b. Unless the scheme in (a) and approved by the Local Planning Authority is in operation.

CONDITION 4

No departures in the night-time period shall take place by aircraft with quota counts of 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 on take-off.

CONDITION 5

No landings in the night-time period shall take place by aircraft with quota counts of 2, 4, 8 and 16 on landing.

CONDITION 6

During the night-time period, (2300-0700), no aircraft movements shall take place other than by:-

a.  Landings by aircraft classified as falling within Quota Count 0.5 and 1 for arrivals as defined in UK NOTAM S45/1993 issued by the Civil   Aviation Authority and any succeeding regulations or amendments/additions/deletions.

b.  Departures by aircraft classified as falling within Quota Count 0.5 for departures as defined in UK NOTAM S45/1993 issued by the Civil   Aviation Authority and any succeeding regulations or amendments/additions/deletions.

c.  Aircraft which are approved by the Local Planning Authority and have, taking account of maximum take-off weights and stage lengths, an EPNdB value of not greater than 90 on departure.

d.  Aircraft approved by the Local Planning Authority and which, by the demonstration of performance data collected at Leeds-Bradford Airport, have, taking account of maximum take-off weights and stage lengths, a 90dB(A) SEL noise contour on departure the same or smaller than, the 90dB(A) SEL noise contour for a Boeing 737-300/757 as shown on plan 6.

e.  Exempt aircraft defined by UK NOTAM S45/1993.

CONDITION 7

Subject to 7 (c) to (f) and 8 below, the maximum number of aircraft movements in the night-time period by aircraft specified in condition 6 (a) to (d) shall be limited to and not exceed:-

a.  1,400 in Summer seasons.

b.  600 In Winter seasons.

c.  Subject to the approval of the Local Planning Authority in writing, 900 for each Winter season with effect from and including 1996/7.

d.  Subject to the approval of the Local Planning Authority in writing, 2,100 for each Summer season with effect from and including 1997.

e.  Subject to the approval of the Local Planning Authority in writing, 1,200 for each Winter season with effect from and including 2001/2.

f.  Subject to the approval of the Local Planning Authority in writing, 2,800 for each Summer season with effect from and including 2002.

CONDITION 8

No more than 10% of the seasonal allocations defined by condition 7 may be transferred between consecutive seasons.

CONDITION 9

Movements in the night-time period by aircraft defined by conditions 4 and 5 will only be permissible in the following circumstances:-

a.  Delayed landings up to 0100 hours by aircraft scheduled to land at Leeds-Bradford Airport (LBA) between 0700 hours and 2300 hours.

b.  An emergency, i.e. a flight where there is an immediate danger to life or health, whether human or animal. Aircraft movements in these categories are exempt from night-time restrictions and will not count against the night-time period limits specified in condition 7.

CONDITION 10

Except in the case of aircraft movements defined by the preceding conditions, no aircraft movements or activities involving the running of aircraft engines or auxiliary power units shall take place between 2300 hours and 0630 hours unless such movements are:-

a.  Necessary in the case of an aircraft that has landed before 2300 hours, or:

b.  in the case of a delayed landing, before 0100 hours local time, and the aircraft is proceeding immediately from the landing or from any discharge of passengers from the aircraft following that landing to an apron or stand.

CONDITION 11

No training flights by scheduled or charter jet aircraft shall take place on Sundays, Good Fridays or Christmas Days, or between 1800 hours and 0700 hours.

CONDITION 12

No aircraft movements in the night-time period shall take place until a scheme has been submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority for the monthly monitoring and reporting to the Local Planning Authority of the number of night-time aircraft movements by type of aircraft. The scheme shall allow for reference to the numbers of and reasons for delayed landings and emergency departures and landings.

CONDITION 13

The airport shall impose a total prohibition, (i e day or night), after 31 December 1996 on the use of Chapter 2 aircraft by airlines and operators wishing to introduce new, regular, scheduled or charter services to LBA. The airport shall inform the Local Planning Authority of the schedule of services in the Winter and Summer seasons prior to 31 December 1996.

CONDITION 14

No aircraft movements in the night-time period shall take place until a scheme has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority specifying the action to be taken by the airport against operators contravening night-noise regulations and requirements.

CONDITION 15

No aircraft movements in the night-time period shall take place until a scheme has been submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority for the implementation of the following schedule of associated highway improvements:-

a.  A65/Micklefield Lane/Harrogate Road, Rawdon. Traffic management measures, further signal control and prohibition of some turning movements. To be completed by 31 December 1996.

b.  A658 Apperley Lane/Micklefield Lane, Rawdon. Introduction of traffic signal control. To be completed by 31 December 1996.

d.  A658/High Street/Bayton Lane, Yeadon. Road widening on A658 and provision of right turn lanes into High Street and Bayton Lane. To be completed by 31 December 2001.

Reason(s) for conditions:-

Reason for condition 1:- To define the permission in the interests of clarity. Reason for conditions 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11:- To minimise the potential for increased noise disturbance to residents in the vicinity of the airport. Reason for condition 3: To minimise the potential for increased noise disturbance to residents in the vicinity of the airport and in the interests of amenity. Reason for conditions 12 and 14: To assist the Local Planning Authority in ensuring compliance with agreed operating procedures in the interests of the amenity of residents in the vicinity of the airport. Reason for condition 13: In the interests of the amenity of residents in the vicinity of the airport. Reason for condition 15: In the interests of the free and safe use of the highway.

Permission granted to original site plan, drawing no. LBA/1/1C/R, and to Plan 6, CAA – Gatwick Model 90dB(A) SEL contour for a B737-300/757.

Reason(s) for granting consent:-

1) In granting permission for this development the City Council has taken into account all material planning considerations including those arising from the comments of any statutory and other consultees, public representations about the application and Government Guidance and Policy as detailed in the Planning Policy Guidance Notes and Statements, and (as specified below) the content and policies within Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) and The Development Plan consisting of the Regional Spatial Strategy 2004 (RSS) and the Leeds Unitary Development Plan Review 2006 (UDPR).

GP5 & T2 (UDP)

On balance, the City Council considers the development would not give rise to any  unacceptable consequences for the environment, community or other public interests  of acknowledged importance.

Leeds Bradford Airport is big enough already