The Environmental 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
This consultation applies to Scotland only and seeks the views of those individuals and organisations that hold an interest in noise pollution from roads and railways.
The consultation closes on 16 January 2019, after which the responses will be evaluated and where appropriate the draft noise action plans amended. It is anticipated that the noise action plans will be formally approved early in 2019.
More information and the online consultation response form are available on the Scottish Government website