Birmingham Airport has operated a Sound Insulation Scheme since 1978. The scheme provides sound-proof glazing to properties in areas most affected by aircraft noise. The scheme is open to over 7,600 properties in areas around the airport and over 90% of these properties have already benefited from the scheme.
Following extensive discussions with local residents, ward committees, local councillors and acoustic industry specialists we developed Phase II of the scheme.
Phase II of the Sound Insulation Scheme provided repeat grants to thoese properties closest to the airport. These grants of £3000 are used as a one off opportunity for householders to improve the noise climate in their homes by installing High Specification Double Glazing. The scheme is administered by the Airport's Government & Industry Affairs Department, assisted by Phoenix Beard Property Consultants.
We continue to offer secondary glazing to those properties within the original scheme boundary that have not already taken up the offer of secondary glazing.
More details regarding the Sound Insulation Scheme can be found in the Scheme Leaflet.
The boundary for the Sound Insulation Scheme is based upon the 63dB(A) Leq hour noise contour, an average measure of noise exposure over a 16 hour period. You can view a may of the scheme boundary here. The contours are produced independently by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) using aircraft track and traffic movement data for Birmingham Airport.
If you would like to know if you are eligible for repeat sound insulation works, please contact Tom Redfern, Environmental Relations Executive on 0121 767 8464.