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BAA STANSTED SECOND RUNWAY PLANNING APPLICATION MAPS

BAA Expanded Airport Boundary Map

Larger version of the above BAA Expanded Airport Boundary Map

BAA Expanded Airport Buildings Map

Larger version of the above BAA Expanded Airport Buildings Map

BAA Project Elements Plan

Larger version of the above BAA Project Elements Plan


There are many maps in the the Appendices of the Planning Application Cultural Heritage Section


See the NATS 2008 page for maps on the proposed new Stansted flight paths and stacking areas


BAA STANSTED SECOND RUNWAY SUPERIMPOSITION MAP
BAA Stansted Second Runway Superimposition Map
Larger JPG Version of Map
Larger PDF Version of Map

STANSTED AIRPORT NOISE PREFERENTIAL ROUTES
Stansted Airport Noise Preferential Routes
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RADAR ARRIVALS FLIGHT PATH MAPS FOR STANSTED

These two official BAA radar maps for arrivals flight paths (one for each direction of operation) show where the planes really fly and the intensity of the green shows which areas suffer the most noise

Radar Map of Arrival Flight Paths with Planes Landing from the NE
BAA radar map of the actual arrival flight paths at Stansted during one week's flights in Summer 2005 with planes landing from the North East direction
Radar map of the actual arrival flight paths at Stansted during one week's flights in Summer 2005
with planes landing from the North East direction

Important: see explanatory notes for the above map
Click here for a larger PDF version of the above map

Radar Map of Arrival Flight Paths with Planes Landing from the SW
BAA radar map of the actual arrival flight paths at Stansted during one week's flights in Summer 2005 with planes landing from the South West direction
Radar map of the actual arrival flight paths at Stansted during one week's flights in Summer 2005
with planes landing from the South West direction

Important: see explanatory notes for the above map
Click here for a larger PDF version of the above map


NOISE MAPS FOR 2 RUNWAYS AT STANSTED
See background notes for these maps

Stansted Averaged Noise Map for Mid-2003
including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in
World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted Averaged Noise Map for Mid-2003 including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted Averaged Noise Map for Mid-2003 including
50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines

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Stansted Averaged Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030
including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in
World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted Averaged Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030 including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted Averaged Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030 including
50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines

Click here for a larger version of the above map

Stansted 'Modal Split' Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030
when planes land from the NE and take off in the SW direction
- including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in
World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted 'Modal Split' Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030 when planes land from the NE and take off in the SW direction - including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted 'Modal Split' Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030 when planes land from the NE and take off in the SW direction - including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines. This happens on average three days out of four.
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Stansted 'Modal Split' Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030
when planes land from the SW and take off in the NE direction
- including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in
World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted 'Modal Split' Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030 when planes land from the SW and take off in the NE direction - including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted 'Modal Split' Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030 when planes land from the SW and take off in the NE direction - including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines. This happens on average one day out of four.
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Stansted Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030
with the two 'Modal Split' halves recombined to show the
Total Area which gets Noise Nuisance at some time -
including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in
World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030 with the two 'Modal Split' halves recombined to show the Total Area which gets Noise Nuisance at some time - including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines
Stansted Noise Map for 2 Runways in 2030 with the two 'Modal Split' halves recombined to show the Total Area which gets Noise Nuisance at some time - including 50 dBA Leq contour as recommended in World Health Organisation Guidelines
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Notes on the above Noise Maps

All contours are approximate and are produced using the international industry standard software (INM); this is NOT the software used by the Department for Transport (DfT), whose contour areas are generally slightly larger than INM's. The maps are based on the data used by the DfT in its 2002-3 consultation, and they therefore do not reflect the latest assumptions for exact runway positioning or traffic throughput. However we are continuing to leave them on our website, as both BAA and the DfT continue to refuse to produce maps which show contours for 50 dBA Leq and the modal split (see below for further details of these);  meanwhile we will continue our attempts to obtain input data relating to more up to date scenarios so that we may update our own maps.

DfT's 'straight-in' arrivals paths have been used. Using arrivals based on actual radar tracks of arrivals makes little difference down to about 57 or 54 Leq, but does make a difference below that.

50 dBA Leq: This is the level that the World Health Organisation states should not be exceeded in order to 'protect the majority of people from being moderately annoyed in the daytime'.

57 dBA Leq: This is the level that the Government states 'marks the approximate onset of significant community annoyance.'

66 dBA Leq: This is the level chosen by BAA for the House Owners Support Scheme.

Reminder: dBA Leq is a measure which totals all the noise and all the quiet in a specific period, and then spreads it out evenly across the period to give an average reading. An increase/decrease of 3 dBA represents a doubling/halving of the sound pressure; this is not quite the same as noise as we perceive it, as the ear compensates to avoid us being overwhelmed.

'Modal Split': Stansted operates its runways in either north easterly (on average 1 day in 4) or south westerly direction (on average 3 days in 4), depending on the prevailing wind. This means that some areas get a respite when the operations are in the other direction. As the official noise maps are compiled using data for a 90 day period, these respite days are factored into the overall picture, and thus reduce the noise contour. The two 'Modal Split' maps above show what it is like for each area without that respite being factored in - in other words they show the average noise for ONE day not 90, and that day is one when the area is being overflown.

Please note that for technical reasons concerned with the map production, these 2 runway maps do also indicate the positions of the 3rd and 4th runways which were proposed in the DfT consultation.  Please ignore these two extra runways, as the contour calculation process for these 2 runway maps has taken no account of the 3rd and 4th runways when assessing the areas to be affected.


BAA Stansted Home Owner Support Scheme Map
February 2004

BAA's Stansted Home Owner Support Scheme Map - February 2004
Larger Version of Map


LINKS TO MORE MAPS
Noise & Track-Keeping Complaints
Air Pollution Maps
Flights to & from Stansted on 15 October 2000
Maps Archive