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Connecting communities commitment

Our commitment on how we contribute to the community around us

The commitment, which will include a number of milestones across the coming weeks, months and years, will encompass a formal plan for its environmental commitments, a local charity partner, plans for a community forum that will listen to and engage with local concerns.

Community newsletter

Our aim is to engage with you transparently, sharing relevant news with our local community twice yearly, keeping you up to date on our:

  • Environmental goals
  • Connecting communities commitments
  • Employment status & opportunities
  • Education & innovative skills programmes
  • Airport operational and customer experience enhancements
  • Latest airline/route announcements

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Friendly staff at the airport

Environmental Action Plan (EAP)

The airport has evaluated how it can grow sustainably and how that can benefit the community. It has commissioned research that indicates an airport with 3 million passengers for example, can support 3,200 jobs for local people both directly and indirectly and contribute £400 million to the UK economy. But it’s important that the airport delivers that growth responsibly. That’s why London Southend Airport is also setting out an Environmental Action Plan.

Its key priorities for sustainable growth are to:

  • Progress toward a carbon neutral airport operation
  • Ensure air quality around the airport continues to be within government limits
  • Minimise the number of households impacted by noise and phase out all aircraft over 85 decibels
  • Ensure efficient water use and manage impact on local watercourses
  • Play a leading role in supporting employment, education and community care in the Southend area, developing education and skills initiatives to support local residents into work

We are currently working on our 2023/24 Environmental Action Plan. When it is complete, it will be available here.

The London Southend Airport Community Noise Forum – LSACNF

The LSACNF has been established to create and maintain an impartial pathway for local communities to engage with the airport, and to increase trust, transparency and clarity on noise issues associated with London Southend Airport.

The Section 106 agreement outlines a number of planning conditions agreed when the runway was extended, and since its inception, performance has been measured to ensure all conditions are adhered to.

The LSACNF meets on a quarterly basis and is led by an independent Chair. Vacancies for the LSACNF were initially advertised across all social media formats, LinkedIn and in the local press. Membership was sought from each of the SS0 – SS9 postcode areas around the airport location. The LSACNF has been formed to listen and engage with local residents, seeking understanding and, where possible, improvements and/or resolution on aircraft noise matters.

There are currently five vacant positions for postcode areas, SS1, SS3, SS6, SS7 and SS8.

We’re recruiting for a new Chair of the Community Noise Forum. Are you interested in applying? View the job role here.

To register your interest in joining the Community Noise Forum, or to apply for our vacancy as Chair, please email with your name, address and reasons for wanting to be a member. The aim is to ensure representation from all SS0 – SS9 postcodes.

Meeting minutes

It is the responsibility of each LSA CNF member to communicate with residents in their postcode area.

Learn more about our charity partnership