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The Alders table. Because every vote counts
The Alders table advises government on how to achieve a balance between the growth of Schiphol, disturbance limitation and the quality of the living environment. At the Alders table, KLM consults with representatives from central government, regional administrators and residents about the sustainable development of Schiphol and the surrounding region.
At the Alders table, advice has been developed on the future of Schiphol and the region for the period up to 2020. Chairman Hans Alders issued this advice to the former Ministers of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) on 1 October 2008. The government and the Dutch Lower Chamber have adopted the advice and agreements on growth and disturbance limitation and have laid these agreements down in various covenants. A number of different disturbance limitation measures have been incorporated into the covenant on disturbance limitation and the development of Schiphol in the medium term. These include the short-term measures indicated in the Alders advice that had not been implemented yet. Amongst other things, these are a number of route changes, micro climate approaches (limiting local disturbance), measures to combat ground noise and increased tariffs at Schiphol for noisy aircraft and night flights. The object of these measures is to limit the noise pollution caused by flight traffic for local residents.
The parties involved
- Central government: representatives from the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment; Aviation parties: Schiphol Group, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands and KLM;
- The province of North Holland, the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Amstelveen, Uitgeest and Amsterdam, united in the steering committee for Schiphol (Bestuurlijke Regie Schiphol, BRS);
- Representatives of residents of the Schiphol area via the Schiphol Regional Consultative Committee and the association of consultative platforms.
See www.alderstafel.nl for more information.