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£1.6m spent to reduce RAF noise

CARTERTON: RAF Brize Norton has committed just under £1.6m to reduce noise levels at the air base.

Noise complaints have risen from 23 a year to 958 since Hercules aircraft were transferred to RAF Brize Norton from RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire last year.

Earlier this month the base issued a new apology.

Money has already been spent to bring in more staff and equipment to move planes to minimise noise, and testing near Black Bourton has been banned.

The RAF is also looking at how weather affects noise and is considering building enclosed testing facilities.

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12:39pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Mark L. says...

Hooray- the noise every night this week has been so annoying.
Hooray- the noise every night this week has been so annoying. Mark L.
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6:44am Thu 15 Nov 12

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Mark L. wrote:
Hooray- the noise every night this week has been so annoying.
I bet you are the sort of person to move to the seaside and complain the waves are too loud or these too many seagulls. Get a grip, live near an airport etc and you have to expect noise.
[quote][p][bold]Mark L.[/bold] wrote: Hooray- the noise every night this week has been so annoying.[/p][/quote]I bet you are the sort of person to move to the seaside and complain the waves are too loud or these too many seagulls. Get a grip, live near an airport etc and you have to expect noise. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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