Summary of key aspects of the agreement:
- Agreement signed on 7 October 1987
- S52 Agreement implemented as a result of planning app WH/22/86, which relates to the construction of a commercial flying training school building.
The following Section 52 and Section 33 Restrictions apply:
Movements and maximum permitted weight:
- Maximum permitted number of movements in a calendar year shall not exceed 70000
- Of the 70000, not more than 30000 movements shall be touch and go by a fixed wing aircraft
- Of the 70000, not more than 10000 shall be helicopter movements
- Of the 10000 helicopter movements, not more than 4000 shall be circuits
- The maximum MAUW of any one aircraft using the aerodrome shall not exceed 12500lbs ( 5700 kgs) other than in exceptional circumstance
Permitted operating times / days
- Touch and go training by fixed wing aircraft and rotary wing hover training, are restricted to the period 0900L to 1800L, or sunset, whichever is earlier, with the following exceptions;
- On Sundays, fixed wing touch and go training shall not take place after 1400L
- On Sundays, helicopter circuits for training are not permitted
- Night Flying – Helicopter training and fixed wing touch and go’s shall not normally be permitted on more than two evenings, until 2200L, each week. The two evenings are the same for both helicopter and fixed wing.
- All movements, except night flying, are restricted to the period 0700L to 2100L, except for individual charter business or positioning movements in exceptional circumstances. No restrictions apply to emergency movements.
Circuits, NPRs and Record keeping:
- Hover training areas (rotary), optimum (published) circuit patterns for fixed wing aircraft and noise routings (NPRs) shall be adopted to avoid over flying noise sensitive areas.
- Fixed wing circuit height shall not be less than 1200’ aal, and not less than 900’ aal for helicopters. Exceptions are made for the take off/landing phase of flight and are subject to prevailing weather.
- Requirement for the aerodrome to maintain a formal recording system to monitor movements. As a minimum, the system will provide the necessary information to comply with this agreement and will be available for inspection by CDC during office hours and subject to 24 hours pre notice.
- For the purpose of this agreement, a movement is either a landing or take off; i.e.; a touch and go by fixed wing aircraft is two movements, a training circuit by a helicopter is also two movements.
- The Agreement shall not preclude the aerodrome management from complying with safety or the requirements of the CAA Aerodrome Licence.
Review of the Agreement:
- The Agreement can be reviewed at any time after the fifth anniversary of the Agreement, at the request of either CDC or the aerodrome operator, to review the terms.
- The Agreement can be reviewed at any time after the third anniversary of the Agreement, to take account of any special change of circumstances connected with the use of the aerodrome.
- Any dispute of disagreement about a request to review or modify the Agreement, shall be referred to arbitration by President RICS.
- The Arbiter will give due regard to adverse environmental impact (including pollution by noise) arising from airfield use, if operational efficiencies and optimum use of the airfield is suggested.
- The decision of the Arbiter is final and binding.