Draft noise action plans: consultation

The European Noise Directive (END) was adopted in 2004 and requires member states to bring about measures which are intended to avoid, prevent or reduce noise on a prioritised area basis.

Reason for Consultation

4. The Environmental Noise Directive requires, on a five yearly cycle, the Scottish Government to produce strategic noise maps and thereafter prepare noise action plans based on the results of the noise mapping and then consult the public on these action plans. This is Round 3 since the introduction of the Environmental Noise Directive. The third round of noise mapping took place during 2017 and was published on the SE website link: - https://noise.environment.gov.scot/ Noise maps and action plans relating to Round 1 and Round 2 are also found on the noise section of the SE website. There are four main areas of focus in Scotland (referred to as agglomerations), they are; Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Scottish Environmental Noise Steering Group

5. To oversee the action planning process the Scottish Environmental Noise Steering Group (SGENDSG) was set up during the first round of END and it has continued to oversee delivery of Round 2 and now Round 3. The group is chaired by the Scottish Government and membership includes the chair of each agglomeration working group together with Transport Scotland (as chair of the transportation working group) representatives from Jacobs and the relevant airports. The Scottish Environment Noise Steering Group (SGENDSG) provides a forum for discussion.

The group will consider action plans for round 4 within the next five year cycle.



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