Heathrow Night Flights Consultation Extended

Updated: Jun 22, 2021

The UK Government have extended the deadline for responses to it's current night flights consultation from May 31st until 3rd September 2021. This is so evidence from the Civil Aviation Authority’s Survey of Noise Attitudes 2014: Aircraft Noise and Sleep report (“SoNA Sleep”), can be taken into account.


This report seeks to better understand the impact aircraft noise has on residents at night. Currently being peer-reviewed, the report is expected to be published at some point in the summer.


Evidence provided by those who have already submitted a response will still be taken into account.


Please see the Department for Transport’s communication to those who have already submitted a response, for more information:


Dear Respondent, Thank you for submitting a response to the government consultation on night flight restrictions. I email to advise that the closing date for the consultation has now been extended to 3 September 2021 (23:59 hours). The Department received requests from stakeholders to extend the consultation deadline to allow them to incorporate evidence expected to be available within the next three months in their consultation responses. This includes the CAA’s Survey of Noise Attitudes 2014 : Aircraft Noise and Sleep report (“SoNA Sleep”), which is now expected to be published early in the summer. Extending the consultation into early September will allow respondents the time needed to consider and comment in detail in light of this further research. The consultation webpage will be updated to show the revised closing date. The webpage can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/night-flights-restrictions-at-heathrow-gatwick-and-stansted-airports-beyond-2024-plus-national-night-flight-policy In case you had further comment to make on the consultation, I wanted to make you aware that this additional time for responses is now available. Kind regards Department for Transport

Those who wish to respond to the consultation are urged to email night.flights@dft.gov.uk.