Sound-proofing for homes close to Malaga airport

Homes close to airport to be soundproofed

SO far almost €14 million has been spent to sound proof 830 of the 865 homes which requested it near Malaga airport.

The Spanish Airport Authorities (AENA) has completed 96 per cent of the Acoustic Insulation Plan for the area.

According to a report, 918 homes fulfill the requirements for sound-proofing, including a building permit prior to the Environment Impact Declarations of 2003 and 2006. Most of them are in Malaga and 84 are within Alhaurin de la Torre.

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport has mapped the noise it makes in the surrounding environment.  Local residents can check the interactive map which shows the noise caused by activity at the airport and offers information on the route planes take.

It uses a system called WebTrak which allows users to look up planes in flight with a safety delay of 30 minutes and identify the noise made in a certain area at a certain time.

It can also calculate the exact distance between any plane in the area and any given point.

This allows residents to present complaints at the airport with the exact information about the plane that caused the noise.

See, then go to Environment, Sound Emissions, and Interactive Noise Map. 

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