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Manston Noise Contours

Search for your home or business and see how the proposed air cargo hub impacts you

Are you eligible for compensation?
  •  Use the search tool in the Google Map below to find your house and see which of the coloured rings (noise contours) you house is under. (It helps to click on the icon in the top right corner to look at the full screen version of the map)
  • How much noise will you experience from the airport? How annoying is this likely to be? See notes below the map for explanation or click on the coloured rings in the map
  • What compensation (mitigation) costs might you be eligible for to help insulate your house against this noise?

If the Manston DCO is granted, under RSP’s current plans, only those who live within the 63 dB (black) noise contour will be eligible for compensation … and there is no compensation or mitigation costs budgeted for any schools, churches, businesses or impact on our quality of life when enjoying Ramsgate’s parks, beaches, open spaces, town centre or historic Royal Harbour.

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Notes

These contours have been commissioned by concerned Ramsgate residents and produced by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Engineering, Research and Consultancy Department (ERCD) based on RSP’s own aircraft fleet mix and flight paths previously operated at Manston.

The coloured rings (“noise contours”) represent average noise levels based on RSP’s proposed aircraft fleet mix, averaged across a 16hr period. Individual planes may – and will – be louder.

Levels of annoyance are estimates based on research by the Civil Aviation Authority published in 2018

51dB (outer yellow contour)
1 in 12 people will feel HIGHLY annoyed at this noise level. You will be unable to claim any compensation.

54dB (pink contour)
1 in 8 people will feel HIGHLY annoyed at this noise level. You will be unable to claim any compensation.

57dB (purple contour)
1 in 6.5 people will feel HIGHLY annoyed at this noise level. You will be unable to claim any compensation.

60dB (orange contour)
1 in 5 people will feel HIGHLY annoyed at this noise level. According to RSP’s current plans, you will be unable to claim any compensation.

63dB (black contour)
1 in 4 people will feel HIGHLY annoyed at this noise level. According to RSP’s current plans, you will be eligible to apply for compensation to help towards costs of insulating your house.

66dB (gold contour)
Almost 1 in 3 people will feel HIGHLY annoyed at this noise level. According to RSP’s current plans, you will be eligible to apply for compensation to help towards costs of insulating your house.

69dB (green contour)
1 in 2.5 people will feel HIGHLY annoyed at this noise level. According to RSP’s current plans, you will be eligible to apply for compensation to help towards costs of relocating.