National Intrusion Map England
National Intrusion Map for England
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has releases New Maps depicting the Intrusion of many sources (traffic, rail, air, dense population, power lines etc) that lead us to a more intrusive way of life.
- Within 3km
- of the edge of large towns of over 270,000 people (e.g. size of Southampton, Liverpool)
- of power stations;
- Within 2km
- of the edge of smaller towns of 4,000 to 270,000 people;
- Within 1km
- of the published noise contour (57 decibels equivalent sound figure) for civil airports;1
- of many rural A roads with 5,000 to 10,000 daily traffic flow (e.g. A594 between Ambleside and Keswick in the Lake District or A354 from Salisbury to Dorchester);
- of settlements of 2,500 to 4,000 people;
- of mainline railways;
- of 400KV and 275KV power lines
Where are the Maps?
Developing an Intrusion Map of England (PDF)
Intrusion Map Explained (PDF)
Large Map (PDF)
Where are the least intrusive places?
"The largest remaining areas of unspoilt countryside are mostly in the national parks - Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors, the Lake District and Northumberland.Shropshire and the North Pennines are also largely free from noise and eyesores."