aircraft and microlights 'causing noise nuisance' in Burnham
Burnham-On-Sea resident has this week called on the Town Council
to do more to reduce noise problems from light aircraft flying
low over the town's beach.
Milner Simonds told Monday's town council meeting: "I live
not far from the beach in Burnham and casting my mind back over
the past few months and years, the number of leisure aircraft
- whether they be light aircraft, microlights, gliders or paragliding
equipment - has increased."
is now well beyond nuisance level with decibel levels over 100
regularly recorded as they make frequent passes over the beach."
have looked at whether there are any restrictions on such aircraft
and there is an existing by-law issued by Sedgemoor that prevents
flying between May and September."
added that the "peace and tranquility" for beach users
is regularly interrupted by the swooping aircraft, which are often
hard to identify.
my local councillors, I would like you to do something about -
it's a noise nuisance and it doesn't add to the general enjoyment
and recreation of the beach."
Janet Keen said: "Whether it's a light aircraft or a microlight,
it should have a registration number at one end in big bold letters
and if you take that down, the Civil Aviation Authority will be
able to tell where it's from and who owns it and that could be
the source of making the complaint for nuisance."