Claims challenged

Claims included significant factual distortions.

If facts are unemotionally examined, there is very little aircraft noise here in Shelley and surrounding areas,

Claimed large numbers of ‘fly-in-fly-out’ aircraft over Shelley and surrounding suburbs occur mainly during a two-hour morning period. Not all aircraft fly over here ” there are other routes.

For many hours, there are few or no audible aircraft noise episodes.

Aircraft noise starts, swells to a brief peak, then fades away. Total duration of most individual episodes varies between eight and 16 seconds, before noise fades into the background.

Even if there were 10 episodes an hour, this would total less than three minutes.

The report stated that the professor quoted is carrying out ‘a review of known research into the effects of noise’. Such reviews examine research projects done elsewhere, lump together results and draw conclusions from them.

There is no mention that actual medical research involving residents in this area is being undertaken.

The quoted statement ” the population should be made ‘aware of the deleterious effects and the consequences on heart attacks, stroke, learning disabilities, and mental health’ is frankly mischievous, without any supporting evidence from here.

I’m privileged to live in Shelley for more than 20 years and love the peaceful and relaxed lifestyle.

The airport has been there for a long time. Residents come here to live, knowing of the airport’s existence ” it’s a fact of life. Most thoroughly enjoy living here, and wouldn’t live anywhere else.

I am unaware of any evidence of increased medical problems here, causally linked to these very brief and mainly infrequent episodes of aircraft noise.