Project: Attitudes to noise from aviation sources in England

Reference: EAMI/1

Last update: 11/08/2008 13:33:14


To reassess attitudes to aircraft noise in England; their correlation with the Leq noise index; and to examine (hypothetical) willingness to pay in respect of nuisance from such noise, in relation to other elements, on the basis of stated preference (SP) survey evidence.


Using noise measurement and social survey evidence, the Study aims to provide a methodologically robust re-assessment of the validity of the Leq family of noise indices as a proxy for relative community annoyance; and in particular the relative weightings on average event noise level and number of events

Using survey based stated preference (SP) valuation techniques, the Study will examine the hypothetical willingness to pay in respect of nuisance from aviation noise in England.


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Contract details

Cost to the Department: £1,400,000.00

Actual start date: 01 December 2001

Actual completion date: 30 June 2006