Interactive web displaying noise maps.

Before you start

In compliance with the Environmental Noise Directive ("END") four round one strategic noise maps for Northern Ireland have been produced estimating noise levels from the following sources:

  • major roads - roads with more than 6 million vehicle passages annually
  • major railways - railways with more than 60,000 train passages annually
  • major airports - airports with more than 50,000 aircraft movements annually
  • agglomerations - urban areas with greater than 250,000 inhabitants, taking into account the above sources and additionally other roads, railways, aircraft movements and industrial premises

Round 2 noise maps have been produced based on 2011 data for the following sources:

  • major roads - roads with more than 3 million vehicle passages annually
  • major railways - railways with more than 30,000 train passages annually
  • major airports - airports with more than 50,000 movements annually
  • agglomerations - urban areas with more than 100,000 inhabitants, taking into account the above sources and additionally, other roads, railways, aircraft movements and industrial premises

The round 1 and round 2 noise maps can be viewed on an interactive web app via the link below.

Noise level maps

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