The Xàbia City Council has put out to tender the drafting of the municipal acoustic plan with a base budget of 46.000 euros, VAT included. This document will be used to analyze the noise levels existing in the municipality and provide information about the noise sources that cause noise pollution.
The acoustic map will distinguish between rustic and urban areas, communication routes, industrial and recreational areas, as well as residential and commercial areas. Also the spaces specially protected by these destined to sanitary and educational uses, as well as those that have environmental values that need to be more preserved.
The company responsible for preparing it will have an eight-month period in which to make measurements, analyze noise levels and identify the sound sources that produce them. Also of the noise generated by traffic, establishing levels in each street, and preparing a diagnosis of the general situation and measures for each of the areas.
The objective is to establish an action program, both in order to minimize the production and transmission of noise, as well as to establish noise control systems or to reduce their levels and indications for the regulation of road traffic. The contract comes out through a simplified open procedure.
The municipal acoustic plan is a key tool for managing the problems generated by excessive noise. It will define the specific measures in the fight against noise and will set limits on the noise from which it will be punishable.
One of the areas that the City Council has a special interest in studying is the Arenal, where most of the entertainment venues are concentrated and, consequently, of the neighborhood complaints in this matter. Parallel to this technical report, the Consistory has been reviewing the entire urban planning and activity licensing situation for months, sanctioning the premises that do not adjust their activity to what is authorized and the current legislation.