Doncaster Sheffield Airport Consultative Committee

About us

The Doncaster Sheffield Airport Consultative Committee is the forum via which the management of Doncaster Sheffield Airport Limited interacts and exchanges information and ideas with communities in the vicinity of the airport, local authorities, local business representatives and other Airport users and other interested parties.

The Committee has been facilitated by the South Yorkshire Joint Authorities Governance Unit (JAGU) since 2005. South Yorkshire JAGU officers are the appointed secretaries to the Committee and are responsible for servicing all meetings.

Our role

The role of the Doncaster Sheffield Airport Consultative Committee is: 

  • To foster communication and build understanding between the airport, its users, local residents and the business community.
  • To stimulate the interest of the local population in the development of the airport.
  • To consider the impact of the airport operation on the environment, surface access, employment, the local and regional economy, and the circumstances of local communities and their residents.
  • To monitor the implementation of the Airport Operator's commitments made under the Section 106 Agreement between the Airport Operator and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
  • To consider and comment upon consultative reports, as required.
  • To facilitate constructive discussion to resolve differences, when required. 

Our aim

Our aim is to provide an effective forum for the discussion of all matters concerning the development or operation of the Airport, which have an impact on the users of the aerodrome and on people living and working in the surrounding area. This will not have an impact on the responsibility of management to manage the Airport.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport Consultative Committee members

  • Chair of the Airport Consultative Committee - Alan Tolhurst OBE
  • Barnsley Council - Councillor Robin Franklin
  • Bassetlaw District Council - Councillor David Pidwell
  • Nominated Substitute - Councillor Sybil Fielding 
  • Parish Council Representative from the NMESC - Parish Councillor Norma McCarron
  • Town Council Representative from the NMESC - Town Councillor Alan Cropley
  • Doncaster Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise - Adrian Platts, Jade Dyer, Amy Rutherford
  • Doncaster Council - Councillor Steve Cox, Councillor Martin Greenhalgh, Councillor Glyn Jones, Councillor Joe Blackham, Councillor Barry Johnson
  • Friends of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (FODSA) - Andrew Bosmans
    Nominated Substitute - Paul Maddison
  • Lincolnshire County Council - Councillor Clio Lyndon Perraton-Williams
  • North Yorkshire County Council County Councillor - Chris Pearson
  • Nottinghamshire County Council - County Councillor Tracey Taylor
  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport - Kate Stow, Stacey Boote
  • Peel Land and Property Group Management Limited and Doncaster Sheffield Airport - Gareth Finch
  • Rotherham Council - Councillor Denise Lelliott
    Nominated Substitute - Councillor John Williams
  • Committee Secretary - Andrew Shirt
    Nominated Substitute - Melanie McCoole
  • Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Tom Sutton
  • Sheffield City Council - Councillor Chris Rosling-Josephs
  • Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority - Andrew Gates
  • Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority LEP Board - Peter Kennan
  • West Lindsey District Council - Marina Di Salvatore
  • West Lindsey District Council - Councillor Jessie Milne

Noise Monitoring and Environmental Sub-Committee members

  • Blyth Parish Council - Parish Cllr Stephen Petherbridge
  • North East Bassetlaw Forum - Parish Cllr Mark Watson

Doncaster Council

  • Armthorpe Ward - Councillor Sue Knowles
  • Finningley Ward - Councillor Steve Cox
  • Hatfield Ward - Councillor Linda Curran
  • Rossington and Bawtry Ward - Councillor Barry Johnson
  • Tickhill and Wadworth Ward - Councillor Martin Greenhalgh
  • Doncaster Council Environmental Health - Gavin Levett
  • Doncaster Council, South Area Office, Adults and Communities - Richards Lewis

Parish and Town Councils

  • Auckley Parish Council - Parish Councillor Ian Swainston
  • Austerfield Parish Council - Parish Councillor Chris Beckett
  • Bawtry TC - Town Councillor Alan Cropley
  • Blaxton - Parish Councillor Norma McCarron
  • Cantley with Branton Parish Council - Parish Councillor Stephen Ward
    Nominated Substitute - Parish Councillor Neville Williams
  • Finningley Parish Council - Parish Councillor Jason Clarke
    Nominated Substitute - Parish Councillor Robert Castle
  • Tickhill Town Council - Town Councillor Peter Walker

Lincs and East Riding

  • Wroot Parish Council - Parish Cllr Jonathan Baker

Doncaster Sheffield Airport           

  • Director of Aviation Development and Corporate Affairs - Kate Stow
  • Head of Compliance & Airside Operations - Keith Moran
  • Air Traffic Representative - Andy Hudson


  • Chair of the NMESC - Alan Tolhurst OBE
  • Committee Secretary - Andrew Shirt
    Nominated Substitute - Melanie McCoole
  • Friends of Doncaster Sheffield Airport (FODSA) - Andrew Bosmans
    Nominated Substitute - Paul Maddison
  • Nick Fletcher MP - Councillor Cox to provide feedback to Nick Fletcher MP

Our meetings

Consultative Committee meetings

Noise Monitoring and Environmental Sub-Committee meetings

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For more information

Doncaster Sheffield Airport Noise Monitoring Committee

The role of the Doncaster Sheffield Airport's Noise Monitoring and Environmental Sub Committee is:

  • To act as a link with local communities.
  • To review the implementation of the Quiet Operations Policy.
  • To review every two years the Sound Insulation Grant Scheme.
  • To consider the impact on the local community of ground operations associated with the Airport.
  • To monitor air quality as measured at the monitoring stations.
  • To monitor the level of complaints and the performance of the Airport's complaints handling procedure.
  • To review environmental implications of planning applications.
  • To review any incidents involving the use of emergency procedures relating to dumping of fuel and firewater.
  • To review the effectiveness of bird control measures.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of water resource management and the waste management plan.

Noise Complaints

Doncaster Sheffield Airport acknowledges that noise remains the impact of greatest concern for local residents.

In response, the airport has developed a Public Noise Complaints procedure as approved by the Local Planning Authority to handle, monitor, investigate and report each complaint lodged by members of the public. 

How to make a complaint

You can make a complaint by calling Doncaster Sheffield Airport on 01302 623499 or emailing 

Find out more about noise monitoring at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. 

Write to Sheffield Doncaster Airport: 

Environment & Community Manager
Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Heyford House, First Avenue, Doncaster, DN9 3RH

Please leave your name and address followed by the date of the disturbance, time and any other information to assist the investigation. 

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