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The Environmental Noise (Wales) Regulations 2006

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regulations 4 and 9

SCHEDULE 1MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR STRATEGIC NOISE MAPPING

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“editable” (“y gellir eu golygu”) means in a format that allows (without the need for manipulation) the electronic production of—

(a)

numerical data in tables, and

(b)

graphical plots,

to display the information described in paragraphs 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 of Annex VI of the Directive;

“grid” (“grid”) means a grid of vector points which are—

(a)

at 10 metre by 10 metre intervals,

(b)

spatially referenced to the British National Grid reference system used by the Ordnance Survey as a pair of integers to show Eastings then Northings in metres from the origin, and

(c)

aligned with the 10 metre vertices of the British National Grid reference system used by the Ordnance Survey so that references finish with the number zero.

General requirements for strategic noise maps

2.—(1) Strategic noise maps and their revisions must—

(a)satisfy the minimum requirements laid down in Annex IV of the Directive; and

(b)be clear and comprehensible.

(2) In applying paragraph (1)(a) any reference in Annex IV of the Directive to—

(a)Article 8 of the Directive is to be taken to be a reference to regulations 15, 17 and 19 of these Regulations;

(b)Article 9 of the Directive is to be taken to be a reference to regulation 29 of these Regulations.

Requirements for strategic noise maps for agglomerations

3.—(1) This paragraph applies only to—

(a)a strategic noise map made under regulation 7(1)(a), 7(2)(a), 12(1) or 12(2); or

(b)a revision of such a strategic noise map.

(2) Strategic noise maps must—

(a)include the information (in electronic format) described in paragraphs 1.1 to 1.4 inclusive of Annex VI of the Directive; and

(b)include editable numerical data in electronic form containing the values of Lden, Lnight and the supplementary noise indicators on a grid.

Requirements for strategic noise maps for major roads, major railways and major airports

4.—(1) This paragraph applies only to—

(a)any strategic noise map made under—

(i)regulation 7(1)(b) to (d),

(ii)regulation 7(2)(b) to (d),

(iii)regulation 11(2); or

(b)any revision of such a map.

(2) Strategic noise maps must—

(a)include the information (in electronic format) described in paragraphs 2.1 to 2.4 inclusive of Annex VI of the Directive; and

(b)include editable numerical data in electronic form containing the values of Lden, Lnight and the supplementary noise indicators on a grid.

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