Noise Insulation Schemes
Aena is implementing Sound Insulation Plans in the areas surrounding all airports in its network, which as a result of the environmental impact assessments of its expansion projects, have been included by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challengue, as part of the resolution that concludes said assessment, and in which said action is determined to be necessary.
These plans are also carried out to comply with law 5/2010, of 17 March, regarding the execution of soundproofing actions included in the Action Plans associated with Acoustical Easements in the Aena network of airports approved by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, and for which the corresponding Royal Decree of approval has been published.
The execution of Sound Insulation Plans is intended to minimise nuisance around airports due to the noise of aircraft during take off, landing, taxiing, engine testing, etc.
These Sound Insulation Plans are being executed in housing and sensitive use buildings (education, healthcare and cultural uses requiring special protection from noise pollution) which are included in the isophone area of the corresponding airport, and which have a building permit dated before the publication in the Official Gazette of Spain o the Royal Decree of the applicable resolution.
The aim of these plans is to ensure that these buildings meet the acoustic quality standards applicable to habitable interior space set forth in table B of annex II of Royal Decree 1367/2007, of 19 October, implementing Law 37/2003 on Noise, of 17 November, referring to acoustic zoning, quality standards and noise pollution.
Briefly, the execution of the Sound Insulation Plans means carrying out the following actions:
- Inclusion of residential units and sensitive use buildings in the Plans.
- Measuring the existing sound insulation in these residential units and sensitive use buildings in order to determine possible requirements for supplementary insulation.
- Drawing up and approval of the corresponding sound insulation project.
- Execution and verification of the action.
- Payment for the action.
It should be remarked that these actions are part of a procedure with the active participation both of the interested parties and of the administrations nearest to the area.
As a consequence of this situation, Aena currently has Acoustic Insulation Plans around the airports of A Coruña, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, Bilbao, Cesar Manrique-Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-EL Prat, La Palma, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Melilla, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Sabadell, Santiago-Rosalía de Castro, Sevilla, Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de La Laguna, Tenerife Sur, Valencia, Vigo y Vitoria.
SOUND INSULATION PLANS
||Approved Sound Insulation Plans
||Census of residential units and sensitive use buildings entitled to request sound insulation*
||Residential units and sensitive use buildings where sound insulation measures have been carried out*
* Cumulative values from the beginning of implementation of these actions.
In order to implement the Sound Insulation Plans, Aena has allocated more than 350 million euros during the period from 2000 to 2022.
Noise Insulation Schemes by airport
Aena informs the corresponding Environmental Monitoring Commissions responsible for monitoring and managing Sound Insulation Plans of all of its actions. It also reports to the Mixed Commissions created to establish acoustical easements and their related action plans.
Moreover, in order to implement these actions, Aena has created a Management Office in charge of information, execution, monitoring and management of the Sound Insulation Plans: Avda. del Partenón, 4-6, 3ª planta. 28042 Madrid. Telephone number: (+34) 915 903 170; email: email@example.com