Summary: Guidance note on the development of noise action plans under the Environmental Noise Regulations
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The objective of this guidance note is to provide practical information, advice and guidance to designated Action Planning Authorities on the development of noise action plans under the Environmental Noise Regulations. The guidance note also provides a review of the background, aims and objectives of the Regulations. It also sets out a recommended approach to the development of a noise action plan and a framework process for the assessment of options for action. It also sets out a first proposal for indicative noise levels, as assessed by the strategic noise mapping, above which the framework process would be followed. The guidance also draws attention to the minimum requirements of an Action Plan, as defined within the Regulations and Directive, and offers practical advice on how these requirements may be met.