Project: The Valuation of Transport Related Noise

Reference: H109C

Last update: 03/02/2005 14:22:00

Objectives

Present practice is that the Department does not place a monetary value on environmental impacts. This study brought together house price information with noise contour information. The results of this work were used in project H109B.

Description

This study used economic valuation techniques to generate empirical estimates of the amount that households in Birmingham would be willing to pay to reduce their exposure to transport-related noise.

Contractor(s)

University of East Anglia
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
01603 593908

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £93,000.00

Actual start date: 19 June 2000

Actual completion date: 30 March 2004

Publication(s)

The Valuation of Transport-Related Noise in Birmingham
Author: University of East Anglia
Publication date: 04/09/2004
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/economics/rdg/birmingham

Summary of results

  1. The research was successful in producing estimates of the amount households in Birmingham would be willing to pay to reduce their exposure to transport-related noise. The results are credible and in so far as they are comparable with previous research the values generated lie in a similar range.