Campaigners have met with the head of a national commission looking at how aircraft noise affects communities.

Members of the Whitecrook Aircraft Noise Association (WANA) met with Rob Light, head commissioner of ICCAN (Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise), last week at Centre81.

Glasgow Airport is paying for new windows and insulation to reduce noise levels to hundreds of homes in Whitecrook. But the exact details of the scheme have still to be worked out.

Tam Brady, from WANA, told the Post the commissioner explained ICCAN was set up to be an “impartial voice” on aviation noise.

But the commission is only an advisory body and has no regulatory powers.

Mr Brady said: “The community reps informed the commissioner that they had been requesting Glasgow Airport to install a sound monitoring unit at central Whitecrook to establish the real time level of individual aircraft noise events, rather than the computer modelled figures used to produce contours.

“An unusual number of departures was also discussed. The commission will publish a report of their findings from all airports and that this would take at least 12 or more months to complete.

“We still await confirmation from Glasgow Airport of the number of houses that are to be included in the noise mitigation measures.

“We have asked for a ban on night flights until houses are soundproofed as sleep disruption and other health effects are induced by aircraft night noise.”

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Gil Paterson MSP, who was represented at the meeting, said: “I am encouraged that after so many years of working on the aircraft noise that impacts on the people of Clydebank, and the way that ICCAN are operating gives me confidence that we are on the right tracks to come to a resolution to this very damaging issue.

“I look forward to the publication of this report that I believe will be at the end of the year.”

Rob Light, from ICCAN, said the meeting with WANA, local officials and academics offered them details about noise surrounding Glasgow Airport.

He added: “We have been established as an independent body to act as an expert, impartial voice. As such, we are now very much in listening mode.

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“We’ll be setting out our key priorities for the next two years soon, including on guidance, advice and other considerations for the future.”