Noise Action Plan

Southampton Airport is required to develop and maintain and action plan designed to manage noise issues and effects arising from aircraft arriving and departing the airport, including noise mitigation measures where necessary.

Action Plans are a legal requirement under Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise. This Directive is commonly referred to as the Environmental Noise Directive or END4 and the requirements are laid down by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

A copy of Southampton International Airport’s noise action plan can be found below.

Noise Action Plan Consultation

The airport is legally required to publish a Noise Action Plan every five years and the current version is now due to be updated.

We recognise aircraft noise is an important issue for our local communities and it is important that we ensure our neighbours and stakeholders are able to provide feedback on the airport’s plans for the next five years.

In order to gather this feedback, we have launched a public consultation process which will close on Tuesday 8th of May 2018. A draft of our proposed 2018 – 2023 Noise Action Plan can be viewed below.

Following the completion of the public consultation, Southampton Airport will produce a final version of the Noise Action Plan document which will incorporate a record of responses. This will then be presented to the airport’s consultative committee prior to final publication.

If you would like to participate in the consultation, comments can be submitted by email or in writing using the following contact information:


Write to: Noise Action Plan Consultation

Noise and Flight Evaluation Unit

Southampton International Airport

Wide Lane

SO18 2NL