Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Environmental Noise Leaflets

Environmental Protection UK have produced a series of information leaflets, sponsored by Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Assembly Government, setting out the noise mapping and action planning process, and outlining the mechanisms available for managing transport noise.

The Environmental Noise Directive very clearly states that noise mapping and action planning should be actively and openly communicated; that noise action planning should be an inclusive process; and that public awareness of environmental noise impacts should be raised.

The Directive sets out to fufill the Community policy "to achieve a high level of health and environmental protection, and one of the objectives to be pursued is protection against noise."

The leaflets are aimed at supporting work at local level in developing noise action plans and communicating transport noise issues to the public, professionals and politicians - who need to be engaged if noise considerations are to be embedded in transport and planning policy.

1 comment:

Milliscent Morgan said...

This is such a valuable page that must be read by the readers. It talks about environmental noise measurement.