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Articles | Volume XL-4/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4/W1, 45–49, 2013
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4/W1, 45–49, 2013

  06 May 2013

06 May 2013


J. Kwiecień and K. Szopińska J. Kwiecień and K. Szopińska
  • Dept. of Geomatics, Geodesy and Spatial Economy, University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Keywords: Urban planning, Environmental noise, Acoustic climate, Strategic Noise Map, Poland

Abstract. In Poland spatial planning policies are described by a system of planning documents controlled by act of Spatial Planning and Land Development of 27 March 2003. Sustainable development principle and spatial order form is the basis of spatial planning efforts. In the territory of Poland the manner of urban space management is defined by a planning document called Local Land Use Plan (LLUP). In a LLUP some issues are arranged, such as the purpose of a given area, location of public purpose investments, land development conditions. When analysing the development process of Polish cities, an obvious conclusion emerges about the lack of complex studies and researches of the environment concerning the issue of acoustic climate. The procedures of development of an LLUP involve merely a general diagnosis of an environment excluding measured values of pollution, including noise levels.

The main aim of this article is to introduce the influence of acoustic climate on the urban space planning in Poland through the implementation of the provisions of Directive 2002/49/WE of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe from 25 June 2002. Moreover, in the stages of an LLUP implementations have been suggested the use of a Strategic Noise Map, being a tool for assisting the process of environmental noise level assessment in Poland.