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Noise valuation: Use of results in HEATCO Alistair Hunt University of Bath EC HEATCO project meeting Las Palmas 19.01.06.

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1 Noise valuation: Use of results in HEATCO Alistair Hunt University of Bath EC HEATCO project meeting Las Palmas

2 HEATCO Project HEATCO's primary objective is the development of harmonised guidelines for project assessment and transport costing at EU level, with specific application to Trans-European Network (TEN) projects. –Explore scope for harmonisation of methods and values –Validate through consultation with policy makers and other relevant stakeholders

3 Overall structure of HEATCO

4 WP4 components 4.1 Generic valuation issues e.g. discounting, risk & uncertainty, benefit transfer etc 4.2 Valuation of Time losses/gains 4.3 Valuation of Accidents 4.4 Valuation of Environment 4.5 Treatment of Infrastructure costs

5 Use of Noise valuation results Noise chosen for valuation since was most pressing gap in transport CBA work identified in WP2 & WP3 Results feed into WP 4.1 and WP 4.4 –To test recommendations regarding benefit transfer procedures (WP 4.1) e.g. Re: income elasticities, cultural differences –to enlarge the basis of consistent European values, both in terms of geography and content (WP 4.4) (Important trend in EU policy) Results feed into WP 6 Case studies (Currently being undertaken)

6 WP 6 Case studies N o. Case study Countries ModesCharacterProject status Data availablePermission to use data Teams involved 1Fehmarn Belt fixed link DK, DERoad, rail, passenger + freight Trans- national Planning stage Yes (COWI did assessment for Danish ministry) Yes (but requirement to “jam data”) COWI, IER 2A120 Stansted – Braintree UKRoad, passenger + freight National, improvement of access In operation Full appraisal data to be obtained To be obtainedITS 3Bussoleno-Torino rail link ITRail freight National, new freight rail link Planning stage No traffic model data To be obtained - Interest by Italian rail infrastructure manager ISIS 4Skarfia, part of Pathe route GRRoad, passenger + freight Part of south – north road link Not completed Environmental study (air poll., noise) To be obtainedNTUA

7 Other uses Methodological developments –Use of noise level change to “not annoyed” level –Relates objective measure (dB(A)) to subjective value (WTP) New national values for domestic project/policy applications


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