Repercussions of noise pollution on spatial and settlement development

The Environmental Protection Act (USG) and the Noise Abatement Ordinance (LSV) contain regulations on the locations and levels applicable to pollution limits and the measures to be introduced if they are exceeded. In addition to being extremely costly for the national economy, noise pollution has serious repercussions for spatial and settlement development. Excessive noise pollution in a region can result in significant financial losses and restrict settlement development in the municipality affected. Cantonal and regional development plans can be curtailed or become impossible.

The FNAC aims to ensure that the evolution of noise pollution in areas of settlement development is monitored and due consideration is given to the repercussions of the pollution for spatial planning.

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Last edition: 13.09.2018