Matt Gorman, Director of Sustainability at Heathrow said in response to the Civil Aviation Authority's calls today to improve compensation schemes for communities:Heathrow agrees that local residents should be properly compensated when impacted by airport expansion. Thats why this week we announced a 450 million increase to our noise insulation offer so that 160,000 local homes will be eligible for insulation. This scheme, worth 700 million in total and entirely privately funded, goes above and beyond UK policy requirements, expands on Heathrows previous proposals, and is comparable to those offered by other European hub airports. Most importantly, this new offer comes as a direct result of local consultations, and the input of the over 13,000 people who had a say on our plans.Heathrow expansion is: Deliverable with fewer people affected by noise than today. The Airports Commissions independent assessment confirms that fewer people would be affected by noise with Heathrow expansion than today. Deliverable while treating local communities fairly. Our new property compensation scheme means homeowners whose properties need to be purchased would receive 125% market value compensation plus stamp duty costs on a new home. We are proposing a new noise insulation scheme which would cover over160,000 homes within a zone based on the 55 decibel noise contour, the preferred measure of noise used by the European Union and the Mayor of London. Click here to read full news..