TRANSPORT officials have answered calls from the SNP to establish an independent body to tackle aircraft noise.
The news has been welcomed by MSP Gil Paterson, who has campaigned against aircraft noise for Clydebank, Milngavie and Bearsden householders.
The Independent Aviation Noise Authority (IANA) is to be set up by the UK Government’s Department for Transport along with a consultation on aircraft noise.
Mr Paterson said: “The foundation of the IANA is a victory for those who have been working to mitigate the noise made by planes flying in and out of Glasgow Airport. In Westminster, SNP MPs have been lobbying the UK Government in a bid for an independent body to be set up to tackle the problem.
“For too long, people in Whitecrook, Clydebank especially have suffered from extremely loud aircraft engines flying low over their homes at unsociable hours.
“I hope this is the beginning of some serious action from the UK Government to deal with aircraft noise and the problems it causes the public the length and breadth of Britain.”