Soundproofing plans take flight

Noisy flights will no longer bother residents

AIRPORTS authority Aena has made more than €375,000 available for a new project involving providing the houses in the immediate vicinity of the Palma de Mallorca Airport with sound insulation. A census of 1,012 buildings has been conducted and a procedure put in motion to facilitate the progress of the plans.

The 11th Environmental Monitoring meeting was held on Wednesday at the Son Sant Joan Airport and attended byrepresentatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA), the Government, Mallorca City Council, Palma City Council and Aena.  The committee reported successfully approving another 16 buildings for the project once the owners comply with the requirements for the plan.  An amount of €44,979 will allocated to each compliant home to cover the costs for insulation against noise pollution from the nearby airport. So far, 860 applications have been received, of which 836 have been approved and another 768 homes are still in the process of providing the necessary paperwork to become eligible for the grant scheme. Aena has demonstrated determination to keep the plan of providing quality soundproofing in these neighbouring homes moving forward.

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