Consultation on draft Noise Action Plans

Closed 23 Nov 2018

Opened 15 Oct 2018


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, on a prioritised area basis, the harmful effects, including annoyance due to the exposure to environmental noise.  The Directive was transposed through the Environmental Noise (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

Why your views matter

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   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.

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  • Environment and Climate Change