Information on Public Safety Zones policy and administration
Public Safety Zones are areas of land at the end of runways established at the busiest airports in the UK, within which certain planning restrictions apply. These aim to control the number of people on the ground at risk in the unlikely event of an aircraft accident on take-off or landing.
The Department for Transport is responsible for Public Safety Zones policy. Further information, including contact details, can be found below:
The basic policy objective governing the restriction of development near civil airports is that there should be no increase in the number of people living, working or congregating in PSZs and that over time the number should be reduced as circumstances allow (e.g. when any redevelopment takes place).
Following an internal DfT review, it has been concluded that the administration of PSZ policy will be carried out by the CAA. The CAA has, therefore, taken over responsibility for the implementation of new PSZs and the review and update of existing PSZs, as instructed by DfT (see DfT statement on Airport Public Safety Zones).
Any queries regarding the activities during a PSZ review should be addressed to:
Aerodrome Development Team
Aerodrome and Air Traffic Standards Division
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex RH6 0YR
Queries regarding PSZ policy should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also please see Public Safety Zones - FAQs
Closed 20 August 2014
Open - Comments should be received by 25 September 2014.
Closed 28 November 2013 - Nil comment
Closed 29 August 2013 - Nil comment
|Leeds Bradford Airport||Closed 4 April 2013|
|Farnborough Airport||Closed 10 January 2013|
|London Stansted Airport||Closed 7 June 2012 - Nil comment|
|Liverpool Airport||Closed 19 April 2012 - Nil comment|
Closed 15 March 2012 - Nil comment
|London Gatwick Airport|
Closed 12 October 2011- Nil comment
|London City Airport||Closed 14 March 2011 - Nil comment|
|Bournemouth||Closed 30 September 2010 - Nil comment|
|Newcastle||Closed 23 August 2010 - Nil comment|
|Bristol||Closed 23 August 2010 - Nil comment|