Noise Action Plan - Round 2 drafted pursuant to the Environmental Noise Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

Consultation opened on 07 May 2013. Closing date 02 July 2013.


The Environmental Noise Directive (2002/49/EC) aims to avoid, prevent and reduce, on a prioritised basis, the harmful effects, including annoyance, resulting from exposure to environmental noise.


Consultation description

The Department of the Environment (“the Department”) is consulting on an Industry Noise Action Plan which is prepared pursuant to regulation 39 of the Environmental Noise Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (“the Regulations”).

The European Parliament and Council Directive relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise (the Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC (END)) was transposed in Northern Ireland through the Environmental Noise Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006.

The three main objectives of the Directive are:
• to determine the noise exposure of the population through noise mapping
• to make information on environmental noise available to the public
• to develop Action Plans based on the mapping results, to reduce noise levels where necessary, and to preserve environmental noise quality where it is good.

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