In October 2005, the Scottish Executive published a consultation paper Draft Scottish Noise Management Guide' - Guidance on the creation and maintenance of effective noise management policies and practice for Local Authorities and their officers in Scotland.
The guide was produced to assist Local Authorities throughout Scotland to make decisions on the development of robust policies and how policies can be effectively implemented across the range of noise functions for which they are responsible
The period of the consultation was from 24 October 2005 to 20 January 2006 and fourteen written responses were received.
In line with the Scottish Executive's policy of openness, at the end of the consultation period copies of the responses received are made publicly available on the Scottish Executive consultation website and at the Scottish Executive Library, K Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD. Copies of responses can be viewed by visiting the consultation website, by visiting the library or can also be provided by post. Charges for photocopies are made on a cost-recovery basis. To request copies by post and enquire about charges or make an appointment to view responses at the library, contact the Library on 0131 244 4552.
The majority of respondents completed the response form questionnaire and their collective comments can be viewed on this overview.
Responses were received from:
Tarves Community Council
North Ayrshire Council - Environmental Health
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Moray Council, Environmental Services
Institute of Acoustics
South Lanarkshire Council - Environmental Health Department
Edinburgh City Council - Environmental & Consumer Services
National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection
Perth & Kinross Council - Environmental & Regulatory Services
East Ayrshire Council - Protective Services
Highland Council - Environmental Health
South Ayrshire Council - Environmental Health
Although the Guide was warmly welcomed, the responses did highlight a few inaccuracies. We are now in the process of considering the responses and updating the Guide.