ARCHIVE: Noise policy
The Noise Policy Statement for England (published on 15 March 2010) sets out the long term vision of Government noise policy, which is to promote good health and a good quality of life through the management of noise within the context of Government policy on sustainable development.
- Noise Policy Statement for England (PDF 400 KB)
The policy seeks to make explicit the implicit underlying principles and aims regarding noise management and control that are to be found in existing policy documents, legislation and guidance.
This represents an important step forward in noise policy, as the application of the policy should help to ensure that noise is properly accounted for at the right time during the development of noise related policy and decision making, in addition to ensuring that noise is not considered in isolation.
The policy has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders both within and outside of Government and their input has informed the final document.
To support the application of the policy's principles, the Interdepartmental Group on Costs and Benefits noise subject group (IGCB(N)) has been established to develop, agree and disseminate good practice approaches to the appraisal of noise. More information is available on the IGCB pages.
Page last modified: 15 March 2010
Page published: 15 March 2010