how accs operate

The Government expects all airports to communicate openly and effectively with their local communities and users of the airport about the impact of their operations and future development.  ACCs are a well-established way in which airports can engage with key stakeholders in the local area and beyond.  The Department for Transport has produced Guidelines to assist airports and those involved in establishing, running and participating in the work of ACCs.

The sharing of best practice and information between ACCs is strongly encouraged by the Government and for the larger airports the Guidelines have identified UKACCs as an ideal way to do this.

Although UKACCs meets annually, member ACCs continue to discuss and share issues of common interest throughout the year via the UKACCs Secretariat.