An interactive map showing the noise impact of HS2 has been published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and mapping company ITO World.
Using data from a range of sources including High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd, the noise map aims to make it easier to view and understand potential impacts of HS2. It is part of a project which shows how HS2 would be constructed, what the landscaping would look like, and how loud it would be.
The new map can help the public understand environmental issues by showing ‘noise contours’ of sound levels created by the railway. It also highlights the ‘Zone of Theoretical Visibility’, both at the time of opening of Phase One and fifteen years after, where noise is predicted to spread due to the differing height of the line.