Consultation on our draft NAP has now closed. We will update our website with a summary of the consultation responses we received and our final NAP 2018 – 2023 document once available.
Our NAP details how we will manage noise from aviation operations at Edinburgh Airport. Although we wish to increase the number of flights and passengers at the airport we are fully aware that aircraft noise is a concern for our local communities and we hope that this NAP will enable us to further develop our relationship with nearby communities and other key stakeholders.
The EU Noise Directive (2002/49/EU) and Environmental Noise (Scotland) Regulations 2006 require airports with over 50,000 movements a year to produce a Noise Action Plan. The Scottish Government’s Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 requires airports to produce or update Noise Actions Plans (NAP’s) every five years. As part of finalising these plans, the Scottish Government requires us to consult with communities on our draft plan.
We encourage all with an interest to review our draft Noise Action Plan and participate in our consultation
Please carefully read through the consultaion booklet, although noise and noise management is a highly technical subject we have tried to make our consultation booklet as jargon free as possible. We have produced factsheets and FAQs as well as additional reading materials for those with an interest. Your participation and response to this consultaion will help us in ensuring our noise action plan manages noise effectively.View consultation details
Please complete and submit your response via the link below. If you have no comment to make on the Noise Action Plan, we would still like to know that you considered the information. Please tick the no comment box on the website or reference this in your postal response.Submit your feedback
Q1. Why have you produced this draft NAP, and why are you consulting with the public?
This draft NAP is produced to comply with Edinburgh Airports responsibilities under the European Parliament and Council Directive for Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise 2002/49/EC, more commonly referred to as the Environmental Noise Directive (END). This directive deals with noise from road, rail, air traffic, and from industry. It focuses on the impact of such noise on individuals, complementing existing EU legislation, which sets standards for noise emissions from specific sources.
The three main objectives of the directive are as follows.
Under the requirements of the above legislation Edinburgh Airport must consult with the public on the draft version of this NAP.
Q2. When and how often will the noise maps and NAP be updated?
The noise maps will be updated every five years as required by the EU Directive, unless a substantial change were to take place such as a new flight path being introduced at Edinburgh Airport, at which point our NAP and the maps supplied to the Scottish Government would be reviewed and a further consultation would take place.
Q3. What is a noise contour map?
A noise contour map is rather like a weather map for noise but it shows areas that are relatively louder or quieter. Just as a weather map might have isobars joining points of equal air pressure, a noise map can have contours joining points having the same noise level.
Please complete and submit your response via the link below. If you have no comment to make on the Noise Action Plan, we would still like to know that you considered the information. Please tick the no comment box on the QuestionaireSubmit your response