Information for local residents
If you live in the vicinity of Bordeaux Airport, this section will provide you with precise information about the soundproofing scheme and its allocation criteria, the mapping used for the Noise Exposure Forecast and Nuisance Noise Map, the airport’s main flight paths, and the various roles and remits of the Environment Consultation Commission (CCE) and the Consultation Commission for Assistance for Local Residents (CCAR).
Subject to conditions, financial assistance may be granted to residents living near Bordeaux Airport who wish to soundproof their homes. The scheme is open to residents living in Mérignac, Le Haillan, Eysines and Saint-Jean-d’Illac.
The soundproofing grants are wholly financed by the aircraft noise pollution duties paid by the airlines that fly to Bordeaux Airport. These taxes are redistributed to the airport operator by French public authorities.
Financial assistance for soundproofing cannot be granted retroactively. With this in mind, once the airport has accepted your application, please ensure you complete every stage in the established process.
The Noise Exposure Forecast (NEF) is an urban planning map that represents short-, mid-, and long-term air traffic forecasts. The aim of the NEF is to help authorities adapt urban planning in areas around airports to avoid exposing increased numbers of people to aircraft noise in the coming years. It sets out four noise zones (A to D) within which the construction or consolidation of new homes is restricted or prohibited by law. When permission is secured to build new homes in these areas, soundproofing regulations must be adhered to. These homes are not eligible for soundproofing grants.
The Nuisance Noise Map (NNM) is a map with three zones (I, II and III) in which there are “very high”, “high” and “moderate” levels of nuisance noise respectively. Subject to conditions, residents who live within these three zones around Bordeaux Airport may be eligible for home soundproofing grants. The grant is adjusted depending on the zone and the local resident’s financial circumstances.
Please be aware that maps are only visible at a scale of more than 1:25,000.
The Environment Consultation Commission (CCE, for Commission Consultative de l’Environnement) is the benchmark entity fielding queries about how the way Bordeaux Airport is designed or operated might impact the environment.
It meets at least once a year and is chaired by the local Prefect or his or her representative. The 21 members have been categorised into three “colleges”, with:
The Consultation Commission for Assistance for Local Residents (CCAR, for Commission Consultative d'Aide aux Riverains) focuses solely on home soundproofing grants for people living in the vicinity of Bordeaux Airport.
Bordeaux Airport consults the commission whenever it is deciding on soundproofing grant allocations. Meetings are scheduled in relation to current events and ongoing applications.
Bordeaux Airport has two intersecting runways. They face North-East/South-West (runway 05/23) and South-East/North-West (runway 11/29). Arrival and departure paths will depend on many parameters such as the active runway, the orientation of the departure or arrival flows, the flight procedures, the weather conditions, the type of aircraft...
To visualize trajectories that fly over your municipality, you can: